Province gets Niagara Health set up with new MRI machine
Published November 10, 2021 at 5:32 pm
Niagara Health will soon have a new MRI machine with a financial boost from the Ontario government.
Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff said in a bid to “end hallway healthcare and address wait times for diagnostic imaging” the region would be getting the expensive equipment, which runs in the neighbourhood of $2.77 million.
“As a local MPP, access to quality healthcare has been one of my top priorities,” said Oosterhoff.
Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO of Niagara Health, expressed her gratitude, saying, “We are grateful to the government for their commitment in ensuring Niagara residents and patients have access to diagnostic imaging.”
“In addition, we are also thankful to our donors who contributed to the purchase and installation of the new MRI machine. Collectively, these investments mean that we will be able to begin to address the backlog of patients waiting for an MRI at Niagara Health.”
Last April, St. Catharines resident Barbara Cornelius gave Niagara Health a $1 million donation in the name of her late husband, Kerry, who passed way in 2017.
In gratitude, Niagara Health renamed 4th floor Outpatient Clinics at the St. Catharines site to the “Kerry Cornelius Outpatient Clinics.”