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Here for You – Bringing a CT Scanner and Other Vital Equipment to Port Perry

Transforming Care at Port Perry Hospital with CT Diagnostic Services

WITH YOUR HELP, WE’VE DONE IT…….

The Here for You $4 million fundraising campaign focused on bringing CT to Port Perry has reached its goal. 

CT Scanner Just arrived - not even unpacked yet
  • On January 20th, 2022:  the Port Perry Hospital Foundation announced it had surpassed its goal, raising $4.15 million.

Our sincerest thanks to every single donor who helped make this possible.  Advanced medical equipment and other patient supports are, in large part, made possible only because of community support. The addition of a CT scanner at Port Perry is no exception. It is here because of your help.

CT scans are used frequently to diagnose an injury and/or determine medical treatment, very often in emergency situations.  Previously, all Port Perry Hospital patients who needed a CT scan were transferred to another hospital for their scan before treatment could begin. This did not meet the standard of care that our community needs and deserves.

The Port Perry Hospital Foundation publicly launched the Here for You $4 million fundraising campaign to bring a CT scanner and other essential equipment to Port Perry early in 2021. With our hospital community’s help, we soon gave our medical team this key tool to providing the best in care for you, your family and your community.

Every day, a CT scanner at Port Perry hospital will shorten time from diagnosis to treatment for our patients. And sometimes, it will be the key to saving someone’s life.

In today’s medicine, CT is the accepted standard of care in diagnosing many medical conditions, very often in emergency situations including:

  • Accidents

    CT is used to determine  a patient’s eligibility for clot busting medical treatment, an extremely sensitive process. Because every minute counts!

  • Suspected Stroke

    CT is used to determine  a patient’s eligibility for clot busting medical treatment, an extremely sensitive process. Because every minute counts!

  • Emergency Surgeries

    A delay in CT imaging can lead to a delay in surgery and lead to complications.

  • Appendicitis and Diverticulitis

    Both very common conditions require a CT scan to confirm the diagnosis prior to surgery or other treatment options.

  • Pneumonia and Other Respiratory Concerns

    CT provides more detail in evaluating all pneumonias, COVID-19, and other respiratory processes.

  • Blood Clots

    For patients with suspected blood clot(s) in the lungs (aka pulmonary embolus), a CT scan provides prompt diagnosis so treatment can begin.

  • Vascular Emergencies

    Aneurysm, dissection and arterial obstruction require a rapid diagnosis to proceed to treatment. Delay can result in loss of life or limb.

  • Cancer

    Cancer staging and surveillance CT could be performed locally in many cases, with more of the patients’ care close to home.

A CT scanner at Port Perry Hospital would not be possible without our community’s full support. 

Other Vital Equipment now also Here for You!

Below is a gallery of other essential equipment that is now also Here for You because of you! Click on image to enlarge.

Thank you for being here for your community?

Here for you logo, CT scanner Port Perry

Port Perry Hospital Foundation committed to raising the money required to bring a CT scanner to Port Perry Hospital while ensuring that other vital patient care equipment supported by the Foundation is not compromised during the CT fundraising period. We entrusted that our hospital’s community would believe in this project as much as we did and help however they could.

And help they did!!! Thank you to everyone who provided support.  You have certainly been Here for Your Hospital!

There is no doubt that having diagnostic CT services at Port Perry Hospital will facilitate timely diagnoses and subsequent medical interventions within the greater Scugog and North Durham Region, reducing time to active treatment, in some cases even saving lives.

Dr. Joseph Moran, Emergency Department Physician, Interim Deputy Chief & Assistant Medical Director, Port Perry Hospital