Why is a New CT Scanner needed at CMH?
Every year over 5,000 patients require a CT Scan at Campbellford Memorial Hospital. These scans help our medical team make an accurate diagnosis for things like heart disease, cancer, internal bleeding, joint and bone problems and much more. When the CT Scanner was installed in January 2010, Campbellford Memorial Hospital was the smallest hospital in Ontario to have this life-saving diagnostic tool. Since then CT’s have become a standard of care for almost every hospital.
After 13 years the current CT Scanner is aging and desperately needs to be replaced. Full days of scanning have been lost because the equipment is not available due to repairs. The CMH staff are working hard to continually maintain our CT Scanner to avert breakdowns, the transfer of patients to other hospitals or the significant delay in diagnosis and treatment of patients.
To maintain the best possible Diagnostic Imaging technology in the CMH service area, the Foundation must raise $2 million to cover the capital cost for the CT Scanner replacement and installation and Clinical Information System Supports.