The Manitoba government is spending $8.7 million to purchase new diagnostic equipment over the next four years.
Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced Wednesday the province’s investment will benefit several hospitals by providing them with new and upgraded advanced equipment.
“Providing new, specialized medical and diagnostic equipment at health facilities throughout Manitoba remains a priority for our government,” Oswald said. “These essential, strategic investments will decrease wait times and ensure that we continue to provide accessible, quality health care throughout our province.”
Recipients of the new equipment include the St. Boniface General Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, the Brandon Regional Health Centre, and radiology suites in Lynn Lake and Gillam.
The upgrades are part of a previously announced $120 million commitment from the province to fund new and upgraded equipment based on recommendations from doctors and regional health authorities.