By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba government is funding $11.9 million in new diagnostic equipment at hospitals across the province.
The investment replaces aging equipment at the end of its service life.
“Modernizing health equipment is a priority to ensure that health-care facilities continue to offer the best possible care to Manitoba’s families for years to come,” said Health Minister Erin Selby. “By replacing old technology, we can make our diagnostic services even better.”
Among the hospitals seeing the new equipment are the Health Sciences Centre, Concordia Hospital, Misericordia Health Centre, Brandon Regional Health Centre, Glenboro, Flin Flon and Minnedosa, St. Boniface General Hospital, Eriksdale, Neepawa, Dauphin, Swan River, Victoria General Hospital, and St. Boniface Cancer Care.
Equipment includes CT scanners, a multi-detector scanner, portable ultrasound machine, ultrasound scanner, gamma camera, and radiography suites.