The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Medical Imaging team with the donor-funded CT Scanner. The planned new X-ray machine will allow the team to work more closely with the hospital’s surgical services and perform X-ray procedures such as scoliosis and pre-op orthopedic exams that currently have to be sent to other hospitals.

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Medical Imaging team with the donor-funded CT Scanner. The planned new X-ray machine will allow the team to work more closely with the hospital’s surgical services and perform X-ray procedures such as scoliosis and pre-op orthopedic exams that currently have to be sent to other hospitals.

Picture Perfect: Help bring innovative X-ray technology to Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Donor Match Challenge gives every donation double the impact!

Exceptional medical care requires an exceptional team, but also leading-edge equipment. It’s a winning combination the Saanich Peninsula community finds in its local hospital, thanks to the generosity of forward-thinking residents.

This fall, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation’s $2-million medical imaging campaign will allow the hospital to purchase a state-of-the-art Siemens X-ray machine and other equipment to ensure the Saanich Peninsula Hospital continues to function at the highest level of excellence.

Bringing even more impact to individual donations, a local family has offered a generous match pledge: they will match, dollar for dollar, donations up to a value of $700,000, meaning every donation will go even further.

Double your impact

Many of us have needed an X-ray, or know a loved one who has, whether from a fall, accident or treatment, for example. And while the Saanich Peninsula’s community hospital boasts highly skilled Medical Imaging experts, and technological advances mean X-ray machines can do more than ever, the existing X-ray machine, after 16 years of continuous use, is no longer leading-edge.

The new machine will do far more than diagnose broken bones and pneumonia: It will be faster, producing higher-resolution images in greater detail, it will expose patients to less radiation, and will allow Medical Imaging to work more closely with the hospital’s surgical services. Additionally, the machine will be fully accessible for all patients, regardless of their mobility and is capable of stitching images together, providing a larger picture.

The new technology will also allow the hospital’s Medical Imaging department to perform X-ray procedures such as scoliosis and pre-op orthopedic exams that currently have to be sent to other hospitals.

“We are so fortunate to have a generous and engaged community that has supported the Foundation for decades. Their donations have helped us purchase important equipment and update departments throughout SPH, so that our doctors and nurses can provide the best care possible when we need it most, says Sarah Bragg, President & CEO, SPHHF.

The potential of the new machine is significant. “We’ll be able to offer virtually all required medical imaging right here at our local hospital for Peninsula residents,” notes Allen Lavoie, Medical Imaging Leader for Saanich Peninsula, Cowichan District, and Lady Minto Hospitals.

The campaign will also fund required renovations to the X-ray room to ensure it meets today’s safety standards, and provide vital equipment, including an ECG cart and stress testing case system for the non-invasive cardiac lab; an echocardiography ultrasound; cardiac monitors for the Emergency Department; a Stryker operating room table; a flexible endoscopic examination system for speech therapy; and a disinfecting washer for Acute Care.

To help the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation promote healthcare excellence for the community, visit sphf.ca. Donate to the medical imaging campaign today at sphf.ca/x-ray

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The difference in the current X-ray room, and the one planned is significant. It will be faster, produce higher-resolution images in greater detail, expose patients to less radiation, and allow Medical Imaging to work more closely with the hospital’s surgical services. Additionally, the machine will be fully accessible for all patients, regardless of their mobility.

The difference in the current X-ray room, and the one planned is significant. It will be faster, produce higher-resolution images in greater detail, expose patients to less radiation, and allow Medical Imaging to work more closely with the hospital’s surgical services. Additionally, the machine will be fully accessible for all patients, regardless of their mobility.