Niagara Falls MPP In Partnership With Niagara Health System Announce New MRI Funding for medical scans

“I’m so pleased to see additional funding to ensure we can deliver quality healthcare to people in our community.”  – Wayne Gates, MPP for the Niagara, Ontario riding of Niagara Falls

News from the Constituency Office of Niagara Falls Riding MPP Wayne Gates

Posted October 10th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates

Niagara, Ontario — After passing a Private Member’s Motion in the Ontario legislature last year, MPP Wayne Gates is pleased to announce, alongside Suzanne Johnston President of Niagara Health, additional funding for MRI services in Niagara for the second year.

“Our motion called on the government to take action—to address the horrendous wait times for MRIs in Niagara and we’re happy that last year we saw increased funding,” said Gates. “Now this year, it is great to see additional funding from the LHIN so that MRI wait times can remain closer to the provincial average.”

Gates’ previous motion in 2016 called on the government to work to reduce the higher than average MRI wait times in Niagara. Supported by all three parties, the government proceeded to allot Niagara Health with $1,649,800 in base funding for the 2016-17 year to support a minimum of 2000 hours of operating time for MRI machines.

“This designated funding by the LHIN is welcome news and will help to improve wait times for MRI exams in Niagara,” says Niagara Health President Suzanne Johnston. “Access to timely, safe care is important to our patients and families and to our teams providing the care. We appreciate MPP Gates’s partnership and his work to improve the wait time in Niagara for MRI exams.”

“I don’t think any resident in Niagara should have to experience these wait times and that’s why I’m so pleased to see additional funding to ensure we can deliver quality healthcare to people in our community,” said Gates.

MRI body scanning technology

 For more information on what an MRI scan is, click on – https://www.reference.com/health/mri-scan-f05a80d693d2a7a0 .

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