The crew that will be handling the CT scanner services pose with the machine on Tuesday morning.

Nelson’s CT scanner a reality

It’s been many years in the making and on Tuesday morning Kootenay Lake Hospital saw its first CT scanner patient.

It’s been many years in the making and on Tuesday morning Kootenay Lake Hospital saw its first CT scanner patient.

A massive community fundraising effort undertaken by the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation raised $1.3 million last year, paving the way for the vital medical tool’s arrival to the local facility. The new scanner suite is part of the $15 million emergency wing renovation that will open early next year.

Before the first patient passed through the scanner Tuesday morning, there was a small gathering of doctors, nurses, technicians and other support staff who have been waiting many years for the unit’s arrival.

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