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Lakes District Hospital Foundation helps to make upgrade a reality

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The upgraded Lakes District Hospital's new CT scanner (including supporting infrastructure), and planned whānau room, are the result of generous donations led by the Lakes District Hospital Foundation.  

The installation of a new Siemens Go Top 128 slice scanner (CT scanner) has vastly reduced patient travel time and sped up diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions including spinal and head injuries, cancer and stroke. It is only the second of its type to be installed in New Zealand and the first in a public hospital. 

The new CT scanner has already performed 529 scans since it started operating in June. 
The $9.3m redevelopment of Lakes District Hospital includes a new Emergency Department (ED) and refurbished outpatient clinic facilities.
Commissioner Kathy Grant expressed her thanks to the Lakes District Hospital Foundation and Central Lakes Trust for their generous contributions to the project.
"The redeveloped facility ensures that Queenstown has a hospital and ED that is fit for purpose and better placed to address the health needs of the growing population of the Queenstown Lakes District area in the medium term."