Friday, June 4, 2010

New CT Scanner Unveiled

Provincial Health Minister Maureen MacDonald officially unveiled South Shore Health's new CT scanner today.(Friday,June 4th) Radiologist Dr. Chris Church, head of Diagnostic Imaging says they'll be able to offer a more reliable service and provide area residents with more timely and accurate diagnosis. CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The Department of Health provided 1.1 million towards replacement of the machine as part of the 14 million allocated in last year’s budget for emergency medical equipment. The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore and Queens General Hospital Foundation contributed funding of 90 thousand dollars.

New trail to connent the South Shore & Annapolis Valley

A new trail will be opening up tomorrow to connect the South Shore with the Annapolis Valley. From rails to trails spokes person Corey Robar says the event will kick off tomorrow at 11am at the Cherryfield station trailhead. The 65km trail will be a recreational trail and is opened to all users.