A timeframe for the MRI to be installed and operational has been given.

By the end of October this year, it should be in the Dauphin Hospital and ready to go.

Penny Gilson, CEO for Prairie Mountain Health, tells us this will help with wait times in the region.

“Well certainly we monitor our wait times for service delivery on an ongoing basis and certainly the introduction of another MRI in Prairie Mountain will help with wait times to access that type of diagnostic imaging. It certainly will provide improved access from a business prospective for the northern part of Prairie Mountain, which I know is very welcomed.”

Some cosmetic work has to be done to the room before it is ready for the machine to be installed.