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. On January 20th, 2022, the Port Perry Hospital Foundation announced it had surpassed its goal, raising $4.15 million.
(Update: September 2022) The project to procure the CT for the hospital, and build and outfit a CT Scanner Suite are underway. The challenges of COVIDs continued impact, issues related to global supply chain, and others beyond our control have moved the forecast completion date from Nov 2022 to Spring 2023. Read more
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. This year is no different, but the much of the equipment we need right now is more important than ever, including a CT scanner at Port Perry.
CT scans are used frequently to diagnose an injury and/or determine medical treatment, very often in emergency situations. Currently, all Port Perry Hospital patients who need a CT scan are transferred to another hospital for their scan before treatment can begin. This does 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 shall soon give 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:
For a patient suffering a physical trauma, CT is used to evaluate head, spine, chest and abdominal injuries, often urgently.
CT is used to determine a patient’s eligibility for clot busting medical treatment, an extremely sensitive process. Because every minute counts!
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.
For patients with suspected blood clot(s) in the lungs (aka pulmonary embolus), a CT scan provides prompt diagnosis so treatment can begin.
Aneurysm, dissection and arterial obstruction require a rapid diagnosis to proceed to treatment. Delay can result in loss of life or limb.
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.
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There is no doubt that bringing CT to Port Perry Hospital will improve care for our families, friends and neighbours. In fact, it may save lives.
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!