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ALMONTE GENERAL HOSPITAL FAIRVIEW MANOR FOUNDATION
Vendor Chosen For CT Scanner Project at Almonte General Hospital
Following a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, GE HealthCare Canada has been chosen to provide the new CT Scanner at Almonte General Hospital.
The first patients will be welcomed by late spring or early summer next year.
“GE HealthCare has an excellent reputation and extensive experience in the healthcare field,” noted Mary Wilson Trider, President & CEO. “They are providing a turnkey solution including design work and renovations as well as supplying and installing the equipment.”
The Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation is fully funding the project with its commitment of $3.2 million and has already raised $1.8 million. Generous donors have committed an additional $700,000 in pledges and the Foundation’s Cabinet, under the leadership of Seth Richards, is working with the community to raise the final $700,000.
“We are grateful,” said Rob Scott, Chair of the AGH FVM Foundation. “Many years ago, Hospital leadership identified CT scan as the most important piece of diagnostic equipment needed to continue to provide the best quality care here at AGH. This community, through its generous support of our Foundation, made it happen. The health of hundreds of our residents will be impacted by this new CT starting late next spring and for many years to come – and that’s something we can all be proud of.”
Computerized tomography (CT) scans use x-rays and computers to create cross-sectional, 3D images of the body. The pictures show detailed, thin ‘slices’ of the body, providing faster and more accurate diagnosis. Once operational, the CT Scanner will be an important diagnostic tool close to home and will support reduced wait times across the region.
Detailed drawings are now being finalized for the building permit application and final Ministry of Health review. Minor renovations to relocate the Ultrasound Room at AGH will pave the way for construction to begin. Additional technologists will support the new equipment.
Contrary to popular belief, hospital equipment is NOT funded by the government.
Instead, it is primarily funded through community donations.
Over the last decade, millions of dollars worth of equipment has been made possible thanks to donations from the community at the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor.
We’ve added new x-ray ultrasound and anesthesia machines, IV pumps, and specialized mattresses and beds. Our next major priority is to bring a CT Scan to Almonte. Donations from the community allow us to offer a higher standard of care, eliminating the need for inconvenient trips into Ottawa from Mississippi Mills.
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All of our progress to date has been made possible by people and organizations in our community. Please donate now to help enhance the standard of care and enjoy the tax benefits of your altruistic action!