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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

$1.5M for the Hanover Hospital

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Barb, Henry Lansink donate $1.5-million to the Hanover hospital for a CT scanner.

The Hanover and District Hospital is $1.5-million richer thanks to a private donation by Barb and Henry Lansink.

The Lansinks are the founders of Horizon Poultry and long time supporters of local healthcare -- and they're keen to give back to a community that has been good to them.

Henry says the money will be used to purchase a CT scanner to improve access for patients and eliminate the need to travel to other hospitals for the service.

Barb Lansink is no stranger to the hospital. She is a past hospital Board Chair and has dedicated 24-years of service to the facility via the Board of Directors.

The Lansinks tells Bayshore Broadcasting News after living in Hanover for 46-years they decided now was the perfect time to make a donation.

Hospital CEO Katrina Wilson couldn't be more thrilled and grateful.

She says this is the largest donation in the hospital's history, providing HDH with a rare and wonderful opportunity to provide better healthcare.

Wilson says the CT scanner combines digital technology with a rotating x-ray device to create detailed cross sectional images or 'slices' of organs and body parts to provide the most thorough diagnosis or treatment plan.

Wilson urges residents to send letters to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in support of a CT purchase.
 
She says even though they now have the money for the CT scanner, the hospital still needs the Ministry's approval before it can proceed.

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