The Walkerton and District Hospital Foundation will receive a financial boost of $20,000 from Bruce Power to support fundraising efforts for the fluoroscopy/X-ray machine in the Diagnostic Imaging department.
“By supporting our local health care needs, Bruce Power is helping to ensure our employees and members of the community receive the highest quality care needed, while staying close to home,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs.
Arguably the most important service at the Walkerton Hospital, the Diagnostic Imaging department is one of the first examination lines used to determine the cause of an illness or injury.
“The new two-in-one fluoroscopy/X-ray machine allows many benefits for both the patient and the radiologist,” said Cheryl Hopkins, Foundation Coordinator of the hospital foundation. “It not only increases workflow but, more importantly, increases the safety level of both patients and staff.”
Additional benefits of the machine include:
- Pulsed fluoroscopy, which increases patient safety by reducing radiation by up to 90 per cent. An improved table on the machine also lowers to the patient’s level, so they don’t have to climb onto a table.
- Radiologists now remain in the same room with the patient instead of travelling from machine to machine.
- Increases workflow by instantly displaying images on a computer screen.
“On behalf of the hospital foundation, we truly appreciate Bruce Power’s support to help us continue with our fundraising goal,” Hopkins said.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Ottawa. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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