HHHS announced today (July 7) that the province has granted it approval for the purchase and operation of both a CT scanner and a CT mammography unit.

Acting CAO Veronica Nelson estimated the cost at $3-$3.5 million with a spring 2024 start.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation executive-director, Melanie Klodt Wong, said they would soon be launching a major capital fundraising campaign.

Haliburton Highlands is the only county in Ontario without a CT scanner.

“The HHHS Foundation’s current fundraising efforts focus on the replacement of aging diagnostic equipment and the purchase of new equipment once approved. We are thrilled to see this approval come through and we are committed to raising the funds needed with the support of the community.” Klodt Wong said.

See more at the highlander.ca and in next week’s Highlander.