Prince Rupert doctors will be better able to diagnose a range of conditions thanks to a new piece of equipment.
With funding from the Port of Prince Rupert’s Community Investment fund and DP World Prince Rupert, the regional hospital is now home to a new diagnostic ultrasound machine.
Northern Health says the new machine will ensure that the 4,000 ultrasound patients seen each year on the North Coast can continue to receive services locally.
The new ultrasound, which improves the quality and variety of medical imaging, is used to see internal body structures and monitor organ function.
The Port’s Community Investment Fund kicked in over $72,500, DP World provided $25,000, and Northern Health matched the funding required to purchase the diagnostic ultrasound.
“The Port of Prince Rupert is proud to partner once again with Northern Health to invest in the tools our doctors, nurses and support staff need to deliver local health services,” said Joe Rektor, Interim President & CEO of the Port of Prince Rupert.
Northern Health purchased the machine in early 2018.