Saturday August 23, 2014

New haematology analyzer in region


Health Foundation funding has purchased a new haematology analyzer.

“We are really pleased to announce that the new haematology analyzer has arrived,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation. “We had a tremendous response to our fundraising campaign for this equipment, with hundreds of individuals making donations.”

“This analyzer is a real upgrade on our current machine so we are very glad it’s arrived,” said Donna Baragar, one of the medical technologists who will use the new machine. “We have been running controls and tests for the past week making sure everything is working perfectly. It looks like we should be able to start using the new machine next week, continued Ms. Baragar.

“This machine will be the key piece of equipment we use for all the blood work we do in the hospital; we will conduct up to 200 tests a day on this machine. We can also examine additional bodily fluids with this machine and we can run more tests than we can with our current equipment,” she continued.  

“The new haematology analyzer will be used to aid in the diagnosis of various cancers, blood disorders and nutritional deficiencies. It will provide more and better information to our technologists and physicians. Those of us who work in Lab Services at the Yorkton Regional Hospital are very grateful for the generous donations that have allowed us to buy this state of the art equipment,” said Bev Fuches, Technical Director Laboratory Services.



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