- New 64-slice CT scanner to improve medical imaging in the region
- Will replace 16-slice CT scanner installed in 2010
When the $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus opens its doors to the public for the first time next year, it will feature cutting edge technology including a brand new 64-slice CT scanner.
The scanner is expected to make a vital difference to the diagnosis and follow-up care of patients in Karratha and the West Pilbara, and reduce their need for travel.
Construction of the state-of-the-art health campus is on schedule, on budget, and on target for practical completion in 2018.
The new hospital has been made possible with a $206.5 million investment by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program through the Pilbara Development Commission, and $650,000 from the resources sector through the Pilbara Health Initiative.
The State Government acknowledges the contribution of the previous government in this project.
For more information on the Karratha Health Campus, visit http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/karratha
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"CT scanning has replaced many older and more conventional medical imaging procedures offering low-dose, high-quality images of patients suffering strokes, trauma, cancer, musculoskeletal and other conditions.
"The new scanner will be a welcome replacement to the 16-slice scanner installed at Nickol Bay Hospital seven years ago, and will enable complex examinations and procedures to be carried out locally."
Minister's office - 6552 6500