Include a PET scanner in the new acute care hospital (WMRH) in Corner Brook

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Let's tell Premier Furey, Minister Haggie & Minster Byrne that building a place to hold a PET scanner within the new acute care hospital and not going ahead with the installation of a PET scanner is unacceptable!

The new hospital will include comprehensive cancer care services including: surgery, chemotherapy and two radiation bunkers. However, it will not have a PET scanner, although the space to add one in the future will be there. The current explanation is that the space allotted for the PET scanner can be utilized for other radiology services, but will be freed up if and when a PET scanner is deemed necessary; this is simply not good enough. 

The people of western, central, northern & southern Newfoundland and eastern Labrador need to be heard. - This does not stop patients from Corner Brook and surrounding areas from having to travel to St. John's to receive PET scanner services.

The construction of WMRH was supposed to provide better healthcare to Corner Brook and surrounding areas, not go half the way and decide not to include this promised and crucial diagnostic imaging machine - PET scanner.

We the undersigned are demanding that the provincial government live up to its' past promise in 2014 and include a PET scanner at the new WMRH upon its completion in 2023.