Healthy Living in the North

Northern Health MRI Improvements: Shyr Chui and Danita Braun

“Fifteen minutes later I got a call from the MRI booking office, and they told me they wanted me in the next day in the evening… and I was dumbfounded, because I was expecting it to be a 6 week wait for this appointment!”

In this video, we hear from patient Danita Braun, who was thrilled to hear the wait time of her MRI appointment was drastically cut down. Getting the MRI done sooner also meant a change in her care plan which she was thrilled to hear!

Also featured, Shyr Chui, Northern Health Radiologist, mentions how scanning hours have also changed, adding evening times and weekends!

Thanks to additional provincial investments in MRI services across the province, Northern Health is expected to increase the number of MRIs performed by 70% over last year, and an additional 102 MRI hours of operation have been added (between the Fort St. John, Prince George, and Terrace MRI locations).

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Robbie Pozer About Robbie Pozer

Robbie is a Digital Engagement Communications Specialist at Northern Health. A UNBC grad, Robbie was thrilled to be offered an opportunity to work with NH in the summer of 2017 and help promote health in his home region. He can almost always be found outside playing sports, mountain biking, or getting nice and lost in beautiful BC.
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Comments

  1. joan roming says

    Northern health does matter….yet it falls sooooo short. As a previous employee of this health authority…I am disgusted to say that the health care or lack of appropriate health care led to my sister in law’s death. The physician’s lack of proper assessment, testings and follow up of a post operative open heart client is shameful. Client’s in the north are in harms way if better follow is not put in place soon!!!