News and Notices

A new CT scanner for Wairau Hospital

Wairau Hospital in Blenheim is having a new dual-energy CT scanner installed.  

The unit, identical to the ones installed at Nelson will replace the aging scanner and will provide a significant improvement in clinical imaging, as well as a better experience for patients with a faster and more comfortable scanner.

In mid-April work will get underway to decommission the existing CT scanner and install the new machine. This work is expected to take approximately four weeks, until mid-May. 

During this time, some patients may need to have their CT scan or MRI rebooked and there may be delays while this work takes place. If your appointment is affected, our team will be in touch. We will continue to provide urgent scans offsite with support from our colleagues in Nelson, Christchurch and Wellington.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

New CT Scanner Nelson Hospital