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Regina health region has $2.5M to spend on 37 new pieces of medical equipment

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REGINA - The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is buying new medical equipment to help shorten surgical wait times.

The Regina Hospital Foundation, along with Potash Corp, raised $2.5 million in its recent campaign, and the money will go towards new surgery equipment.

Pat Fiacco, president and CEO of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, says there were more than 26,000 surgeries in the region last year.

The region will buy 37 new pieces of equipment including a new microscope for reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as equipment for less-invasive keyhole surgeries and a specialized ultrasound for kidney operations.

Ear, nose and throat doctors will have a new electromagnetic navigation system that produces 2D and 3D imaging.

Dr. David McCutcheon, vice-president of physician and integrated health services for the region, says the new equipment will replace aging equipment and help with operating room scheduling.

“We’ve got 19 operating rooms that run on many days of the week, so you could imagine the complexity associated with that,” said Dr. McCutcheon. “It is a real challenge when you’re looking to schedule similar surgeries in two different sites at the same time.”

(CJME)

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