Saanich hospital aims to raise $2 million for new X-ray machine

Saanich hospital aims to raise $2 million for new X-ray machine
Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation

A Greater Victoria hospital is in the market for a brand new X-ray machine and is turning to the public for help funding the large purchase.

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation (SPHHF) launched a campaign Monday to raise $2 million for a brand new state-of-the-art Siemens X-ray machine that will be installed at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, which is old and beyond its useful life.

According to the foundation, the new machine would be faster, resulting in less exposure to radiation, and fully accessible for all patients regardless of their mobility. The machine would also be capable of stitching images together, creating large images.

“This will allow SPH’s medical imaging department to perform X-ray procedures such as scoliosis and pre-op orthopedic exams that currently have to be sent to the downtown hospitals,” an SPHHF release notes.

The foundation also says that with the increased demands due to COVID-19, the room that houses the existing machine needs more than one door or entrance. As a result, money raised will also be used towards renovations that need to be made to the X-ray room to ensure that it meets current safety and accessibility standards.

Additionally, money raised will be used to purchase a variety of other, smaller equipment, for the hospital including a chemistry analyzer, disinfecting washer for the acute care department, an ultrasound specifically designed for echocardiography, and a flexible endoscopic examination system for speech therapy.

To donate and learn more about the campaign visit


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