2021 Celebrations: CT scanner a “huge first” for WLMH
WLMH’s first ever CT scanner
This summer, members of Hamilton Health Sciences’ West Lincoln Memorial Hospital community gathered virtually to officially launch the first-ever computed tomography (CT) scanner in the site’s history. Watch.
After many years in the making, the first-ever computed tomography (CT) scanner in the site’s almost 75-year history arrived in June. The CT scanner serves both inpatients and outpatients and adds to Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) overall capacity for diagnostic imaging (DI). Speaking of DI investments, the site also received a new mammography and two new x-ray machines and upgrades to each of the three suites.
We also shared a story to highlight WLMH’s Surgeon-of-the-Week program, an innovative new way to deliver a wide range of high-quality surgical care to patients at WLMH. Surgeons from Hamilton Health Sciences’ two largest hospitals – Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and Hamilton General Hospital – travel to West Niagara on a regular basis, bringing their specialized surgical skills and expertise to patients from West Niagara, Hamilton and the broader region. This program was made possible by extensive safety renovations in the WLMH operating rooms in 2020 which allowed the obstetrics program, surgery and endoscopy to return to the site.
The site was also excited to welcome obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Andrea Mosher, to the team. Dr. Mosher started her practice at the site in October.
2021 has also brought us one year closer to the rebuild of WLMH. In June, teams were invited to respond to a request for proposals to design, build and finance the WLMH redevelopment project. Technical submissions were received in November. Once the teams submit financial proposals in January 2022, Infrastructure Ontario and HHS can evaluate each submission, select a preferred team and negotiate a final contract. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in spring 2022 and shovels can hit the ground as early as June 2022.
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And be sure to catch all the 2021 celebration stories this month.