Narrogin Hospital Redevelopment Includes CT Scanner

Narrogin Hospital Redevelopment Includes CT Scanner

Western Australia Minister for Health Kim Hames

CT Scanner Installed At Narrogin Hospital

Victor P Taffa

People Needing CT Scans in Narrogin and surrounding areas will no longer have to travel to Perth, thanks to the installation of a $1.2 Million CT Scanner and building modifications at Narrogin Hospital.

Health Minister Kim Hames announced the Scanner’s installation today as part of a $9 Million Redevelopment of the Hospital.

Dr. Hames said the scanner was a major boost for the area’s health services and local people now had better comprehensive health care on their doorsteps.

“The Scanner will be used to diagnose and treat life threatening conditions and emergencies at the hospital as well as providing support to local clinicians.” Dr. Hames said.

 

“It is estimated that up to 2,000 CT Scans will be performed each year using the new machine, and reduce the number of Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) and Royal Flying Doctor transfers to Perth.”

“More people can be treated locally while having nearby family support.” Dr. Hames said.

The first stage of the scanner’s installation began in October and the first scans were carried out earlier this month.

“Narrogin Hospital has recruited an experienced Senior Medical Technologist to help coordinate the new service and this will strengthen the Hospital’s role as an integrated District Health Service.” Dr. Hames said.

“Stage two of the Hospital’s Redevelopment, which includes significant modifications to the reception area will begin shortly.”

“Planning for the redevelopment is well advanced and a detailed service plan will be finalised in the coming months.” Dr. Hames said.