Stettler gets new X-ray unit

As part of $1.2 million investment in health care infrastructure for Stettler area, Stettler Hospital will soon be operating a state-of-the art X-ray unit, replacing the current machine, according to a statement from Alberta Health Services.

“The $400,000 X-ray unit replaces a 12-year-old machine that was nearing the end of its service life. Over 8,000 X-rays are performed annually at the Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility,” the statement said.

It quoted Jack Hayden, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler riding and Minister of Agriculture as saying ““The investment demonstrates this government’s commitment to ensuring all Albertans have access to quality health care in a reasonable time frame.”

Other items that will be purchased for Stettler hospital with the $1.2 m funding will include 50 long-term care electric beds, a hematology analyzer for running blood tests and other hospital equipment.