The Minister for Health, Michelle O Byrne, visited the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) today for the opening of a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility.
The installation of the Siemens MRI at NWRH means the majority of North West patients can undergo these diagnostic tests right here in Burnie, rather than having to travel to Launceston or Hobart, Ms O Byrne said.
The MRI project is part of almost $50 million in capital works underway or completed at NWRH, including the Regional North West Cancer Centre.
Car parking at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie has become easier following the opening of a new 180 space multi-storey car park.
Ms O Byrne said the new car park would ensure safer and easier access to parking for all NWRH users, as well as significantly improve the flow of traffic around the site.
The $5.5 million project includes the new car park and relocation of the NWRH entrance road and was completed by Tasmanian company, Hazell Bros.