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2018 Spring Appeal – CT Scanner

2018 Spring Appeal – CT Scanner

Perhaps the most frightening thing about your health is the unknown. When we don’t know what is causing uncomfortable symptoms or strange physical reactions, we begin to worry, we go online to figure out what could possibly be wrong and then guess what our diagnosis could be.

The key to unlocking many of these health mysteries is to give physicians a view of the internal body tissues to identify abnormalities. Images generated from a CT scanner are reviewed by radiologists, who are specialist physicians with expertise in medical imaging. They use the images from the CT scanner to make thousands of diagnoses each year. In fact, in 2017, nearly 8,000 scans were performed at Georgian Bay General Hospital.

It is one of the most critical pieces of equipment in our entire hospital and ours has reached the end of its lifespan. When it needs repairing, patients have to travel elsewhere – outside our community – to receive this important diagnostic test.

A fully functioning CT Scanner is of utmost importance to GBGH’s Emergency Department, which relies heavily on this equipment to quickly identify injuries and illnesses requiring immediate treatment. These could include headaches, chest pain, abdominal pain, uncontrolled bleeding and strokes. The CT Scanner is one piece of equipment that can save lives through effective and accurate diagnoses. You too can be part of helping to save lives.

No matter how big or important it is, the life-saving equipment in hospitals is not paid for by the government. The $1.6-million required to replace our CT Scanner is entirely up to us. Our community must fund this critically important purchase. To date, $850,000 has been donated, but that brings us to the halfway point.

Will you help us reach our goal?

Please consider a gift that will help your family, friends and neighbours continue to receive the best care close to home. Giving is easy: you can make a donation in person at the GBGH Foundation Office (located in the hospital, lower level), by calling 705-526-GIVE (4483), or by using the form below.

 

 

 

 

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