Friday, March 16, 2018

Port of Prince Rupert, DP World combine forces with funding for Diagnostic Ultrasound Machine for Prince Rupert Regional Hospital

A welcome addition to Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has been
announced, with a new Diagnostic machine in place with the
hospital's  Medical Imaging Department

The Medical Imaging Department at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has a piece of new machinery in place that will help to improve the quality and variety of medical imaging services at the hospital  and enhance the learning experience for sonography students as they continue with their training at PRRH.

The Phillips Epiq Diagnostic Machine was purchased through a 72,500 dollar contribution from the Prince Rupert Port Authority's Community Investment Fund, 25,000 dollars from DP World Prince Rupert, with matching funding coming from Northern Health.

Heidi Johns, the Health Services Administrator for Northern Health provided a glimpse as to what the new equipment will have to offer Prince Rupert Regional.

“The opportunity to replace aging ultrasound technology with new equipment contributes significantly to our ability to provide high-quality health services in our area,”  ... “This investment ensures that the 4,000 ultrasound patients we see every year can continue to receive services locally, and we’re grateful for the continued financial support of the Port of Prince Rupert.”

The equipment will help local physicians to assess and diagnose a variety of conditions and help provide those that are served by Prince Rupert Regional Hospital with timely and efficient health care.

More background on yesterday's announcement can be found here.

New Diagnostic equipment is now in place at the
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital

(photo from Port of PR twitter feed)

The contribution from the Port is just the latest in financial investment in the community, with Northern Health having been the beneficiary of the Community Investment fund in the past.

Last year, the Port provided funding for the Hospice Society and its End of Life Care program at the Prince Rupert Hospital. In 2016 the Port assisted in the funding for the restoration of therapeutic bathing resources at PRRH.

Thursday's funding announcement marks the first major announcement of the year for the Community Investment Fund, you can review some of the Port's past funding initiatives here.

For more items of note related to Northern Health see our archive pages here.

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