CT Scan Renewal Campaign
Video by: Upriver Media Inc.
We need your help to keep this essential service and equipment available at your hospital. 100% of your support stays right here to help your hospital!
Royal Canadian Legion Keewatin Branch #13
Colleen and Bob Martz
in honour of their parents
Robert & Jackie Bergman
Bernie & Rosemarie Martz
in hopes of inspiring other individual donors…
About the Martz':
I was Born in Kenora at St. Joes Hospital.
We moved as kids with my Mom and Dad when I was in grade 7 and returned for grade 10.
Colleen and her family lived in Norman throughout until Colleen left for College. After completing her Lab Technology degree she returned to Kenora and worked in the lab at the hospital.
Our first child Natalie was born at LWDH while we were living and working in Kenora and now as we wait for her first child to be born, we have even stronger memories of how the hospital and people of Kenora helped us in those early years.
My 33 year career with PCL Construction started in Kenora in 1981 after finishing my degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba and led us on a tour of North America as I was transferred 10 times. While we got to live in many wonderful places such as Ottawa, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Denver, our family always returned to Kenora for the summers. It always remained home to all of us.
My Mom and Dad Purchased our property on Storm Bay Road in 1959. My Dad and some of his friends extended Kimberly Road which was about a mile long in the 1950's to beyond the Longbow Lake Dam. This 4 mile extension which they started in 1957 and built by working nights and weekends became known as Storm Bay Road and opened up the Big Stone Bay Area to all the cottagers and home owners that share this area now.
The current CT Scan at LWDH is 13 years old, and replacement parts are no longer manufactured for repairs. This means that should something go down on the current CT Scan and a replacement part cannot be located, CT Scans would no longer be available at your hospital. Over 4,600 scans were performed at LWDH in 2015. This is an important piece of diagnostic equipment essential to maintaining the quality of care available at LWDH.
The new CT Scan will have improved capabilities including the following:
- Paediatric scanning will now be available on site.
- Improved image quality: 160 slice (thickness of scan) vs current 16 slice. This provides improved diagnostic capabilities with enhanced detail in images.
- Produces 30 images per second; the improved efficiency offers shorter wait times and more patients scanned.
- Patients up to 650lbs can be scanned vs the current 350lbs max capacity.
- Improved radiation dose.
This campaign will be a multi-year campaign as we aim to raise $1.2 million to help cover the purchase and installation of the new machine.