Vendor chosen for CT Scanner Project at Almonte General Hospital

The GE HealthCare Revolution Ascend CT Scanner
The GE HealthCare Revolution Ascend CT Scanner. Photo credit: Submitted.
Posted on: October 6, 2023

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 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. 

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