Sept. 23, 2009
CAMPBELLTON (CNB) - An investment of $175,000 will be made this fiscal year to upgrade a cardiovascular ultrasound unit at the Campbellton Regional Hospital, Health Minister Mary Schryer announced today.
The investment will make the unit compatible with modern equipment, and will allow the transfer of images to other reference centres for consultation. The upgraded unit will provide three- and four-dimensional images.
"Our government is committed to supporting projects that will improve the quality and accessibility of health care, reduce wait times for patients, and promote the sustainability of the public system," said Schryer. "The investment in a cardiovascular ultrasound upgrade is part of our commitment to better respond to the needs of residents of the Campbellton area."
Aldéa Landry, chair of the board of Regional Health Authority A, said that the new unit is an important addition for the Restigouche residents.
"We are pleased to be able to further improve the health services we offer to the population of the Restigouche population," said Landry.
The Department of Health has a capital budget of $67 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year. It provides funding for improvements at regional hospitals, medical equipment purchases, and the construction of a new health centre, including $10 million in fiscal 2009-10 for new medical equipment and technology.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Sonya Gilks, communications, Department of Health, 506-453-2536; Lydia Dupéré, communications, Regional Health Authority A, 506-544-2342.