Rural hospital gains high-tech CT scanner
January 23, 2019
HANOVER, Ont. – The Hanover and District Hospital held an open house to celebrate the acquisition of a new CT scanner – a Somatom Definition Edge CT, from Siemens. Hospital president Katrina Wilson called it a dream come true and credited Barb and Henry Lansink for making the dream become a reality.
The Lansinks donated $1.5 million to cover the purchase of a CT scanner and the room renovations needed to house the technology. For Barb and Henry Lansink the donation was their way of giving back to a community that they deeply care about.
Neither of the Lansinks ever anticipated all of the challenges and struggles it would take over the last two years to get the CT scanner to the Hanover and District Hospital. Dave Hocking, who helped organize a massive community lobbying effort to convince the LHIN to approve the CT request, calls this a perfect example of community spirit in action.
He says the arrival of the CT scanner is really a shared community victory. For her part, Katrina Wilson said the CT scanner is an impressive piece of technology that will provide life-saving services to patients in need.
The CT scanner means HDH will no longer have to send their patients to Walkerton or Owen Sound for CT scans. It took six months to complete the CT Suite that houses the CT scanner.
The CT itself was shipped in pieces from Germany. The massive donut alone weighs five thousand pounds.