Several islanders from the north end had to travel to Queen Charlotte for x-rays after the x-ray processor in the Masset hospital broke down on Jan. 10.
Sue Beckermann, the Northern Health Authority’s health services manager for Prince Rupert and the islands, said a brand new processor had been ordered and was supposed to arrive on the islands on Friday (Jan. 21).
“It has been, I know, a horrible inconvenience,” Ms Beckermann said. “We had a couple of irate patients.”
The x-ray technician in Masset managed to get a processor from Queen Charlotte which wasn’t being used there, but it did not work very well, Ms Beckermann said. It was used in a couple of emergency situations, but couldn’t be used for routine x-rays.
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