Province investing $405,000 at Campbellton Regional Hospital (08/08/22)

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Aug. 22, 2008

CAMPBELLTON (CNB) - Campbellton Regional Hospital will receive $405,000 this fiscal year to purchase a new digital radiography unit, Health Minister Michael Murphy announced today.

"This equipment is used for general radiographic exams, and will replace an older unit," said Murphy. "This upgrade in technology will allow for improved image quality and viewing/diagnosis in a filmless environment."

Ruth Lyons, senior vice-president of the Restigouche Health Authority, said that the new radiography unit will slash wait times for exams.

"The acquisition of this new equipment will significantly improve our wait times for diagnostic imaging procedures," she said. "Efficiencies with this unit will allow an increase of 50 per cent over present workload capacity."

The Restigouche Health Authority will also receive an additional $442,650 this year to purchase various medical equipment valued at between $5,000 and $100,000 each.

The funding is from the Department of Health's $13.22-million budget in fiscal 2008-09 for new medical equipment and technology.


MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Cumby, Communications, Department of Health, 506-457-3522.