Ct scan getting closer

NO date has been confirmed for the installation of a CT scan in Naracoorte - but it's getting closer.

Negotiations are currently going on behind the scenes with a radiology company - whose name has not yet been released - to secure a site and adequate internet capacity for the machine.

At this stage operations will be shared between Naracoorte Health Service and the radiology company to benefit both parties.

Naracoorte Health Service presiding member and Naracoorte Tri-Commitee chair Barrie Moyle said the campaign was rolling along nicely.

"We certainly have in excess of $700,000," he told the Herald.

"It is going beautifully. We are still in discussions with the radiology company and no commitments have been made but they seem to be going in the same direction as us.

"We believe we are around the mark. We're getting very close to where we need to be."

Mr Moyle has spoken to Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton and Member for Barker Tony Pasin about the CT scan.

"I've also been in communication with Member for MacKillop Mitch Williams and once the election is out of the way, whatever the result, he would like me to speak to the State Liberal spokesperson."

The $700,000 includes a projected $100,000 from the sale of the Naracoorte Lions Club fundraising house as well as a commitment from the Lucindale Lions Club for $100,000.

A generous cheque of $25,000 was also given by Hamilton philanthropist Jeff Handbury.

Mr Moyle felt a community-owned trust would need to be set up eventually to continue to rebuild funds for ongoing costs and upgrades after the CT scan is installed.

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