McGuinty Announces New MRI For Windsor
Working Together To Shorten Wait Times
WINDSOR -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today announced a second MRI for the Windsor area to shorten waiting times and improve access to health care for local residents.
"The health of Ontarians is our province's most precious resource. We share a responsibility to protect it from harm, and care for it in times of need," said Premier McGuinty.
"Today's announcement will strengthen health care by shortening wait times for vital MRI scans that improve the treatment and diagnosis of serious illnesses like cancer."
The new MRI will be located at the Metropolitan campus of the Windsor Regional Hospital and also operated by the Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital and the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre.
"With another MRI in Windsor, patients will be diagnosed and treated sooner," said Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman. "This announcement supports an important priority that we ran on and that Ontarians voted for: healthier Ontarians in a healthier Ontario."
The new MRI will provide service to all residents, including cancer patients. Over the past six years, the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre has experienced a 20 per cent growth in both new cancer cases and overall patient visits.
The Premier praised the efforts of the people of Windsor who are raising the funds to purchase the MRI machine. The government is providing the funding needed to operate the machine.
"Working together, we can deliver the results that Ontarians want, including shorter waiting times for important health care procedures."