Campbellford Memorial Hospital

Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) is thrilled to announce it will be installing a new CT Scanner over the coming weeks. Designed to replace the existing CT Scanner, which is now 13 years old and at the end of its lifecycle, the new device will be more reliable and provide cleaner imaging allowing our physicians to make more efficient diagnoses.

The CT Scanner is a powerful imaging device which allows CMH physicians the ability to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions without the need to send patients to a larger hospital. “It really was a game changer when we installed the current CT Scanner 13 years ago,” commented Diagnostic Imaging Manager Colleen Smith, who has been at CMH for over 20 years. “You typically don’t see this type of equipment in smaller hospitals, and it allows us to provide a level of care to our patients often not seen in communities of our size.”

The replacement has been made possible by the incredible fundraising efforts of the CMH Foundation, who have committed to raising the entire $1.4 million needed. “It never ceases to amaze me how much support our community shows the hospital,” noted CMH Foundation Chair Martha Hunt. “2023 was a record-breaking year for community support of the hospital. We have raised just over 90% of our fundraising goal, but with a last push are confident we will hit our target.” When asked about what that support means for the proposed hospital redevelopment, Hunt noted “redevelopment is going to be the largest capital campaign our area has ever seen. It is going to be all hands on deck, and the overwhelming success of our CT Scanner replacement campaign gives me every confidence that we’ll be able to deliver.”

Work on replacing the new CT Scanner is expected to start on February 14th and is slated for completion in early April. During this time CT Scans will not be available at CMH. An extended CT Scan downtime procedure has been put in place, and arrangements with both Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Northumberland Hills Hospital have been made to ensure that patients requiring an urgent CT Scan are able to get one at one of those facilities.