New X-Ray Unit to be installed in Bonne Bay Health Centre
Western Health is advising that new X-ray equipment will be installed at Bonne Bay Health Centre.
The installation of the new digital X-ray unit will begin October 10 and is expected to take two months. During this time, routine X-ray services will not be available at Bonne Bay Health Centre. A mobile X-ray unit will be available for emergency cases. There will be no disruption to laboratory services at the health centre during this time.
“We are excited to have this new state of the art X-ray equipment for the Bonne Bay Health Centre,” said Dr. Bob Cook, Chief of Medical Imaging. “Through advanced imaging processes this new equipment will provide high quality images using less radiation.”
During the installation period, individuals requiring routine X-ray services can go to any Western Health facility with medical imaging services, including Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders, the Deer Lake Medical Clinic or Western Memorial Regional Hospital.
“While we acknowledge people in the Bonne Bay area will be inconvenienced during installation, this high definition digital X-ray unit will enhance one of the most important diagnostic tools in primary health care. The new X-ray equipment will be faster and more efficient for staff to use and it will enhance the patient’s overall experience,” said Margaret Gorman, Director of Medical Imaging at Western Health.
A further announcement will be made when routine X-ray services resume at Bonne Bay Health Centre. Western Health thanks the public for their co-operation as we work to improve medical imaging services for the people of the Bonne Bay area.
Tara J. Pye
Director of Communications