BHP Supports Advanced X-Ray Technology at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital

BHP backs latest X-ray tech

BHP has contributed $CAD1 million ($1.1 million) to the Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon, Canada.

This funding will be utilized to upgrade RUH’s two busiest X-ray suites with state-of-the-art digital technology. The new equipment will replace the outdated computer and film-based processes that have been in use for nearly 20 years.

The primary goal is to provide medical teams at RUH with immediate access to higher-quality images, facilitating quicker decision-making and implementation of treatment plans.

“BHP’s generous gift will launch RUH into a new era of X-ray imaging that produces higher quality images faster while using a much reduced dose of radiation making the environment safer for both patients and medical teams,” said Saskatchewan Health Authority chief executive officer Andrew Will. “Better image quality leads to more accurate diagnosis resulting in more timely and effective treatment.”

BHP asset president – potash Karina Gistelinck expressed pride in supporting the Saskatchewan community. “BHP is honoured to help bring new state-of-the-art X-ray technology to the RUH to support advanced care and ultimately save lives in the province,” she said. “There is nothing more important than the health of our families and loved ones. We are proud to be a part of the Saskatchewan community and to play a role in supporting the health and wellness of the broader community.”

Recently, BHP also demonstrated its commitment to quality medical care in Australia with a $825,000 donation to the Ear Science Institute Australia’s Healthy Ears on Country program. This funding will be used to purchase specialist equipment, hire additional staff, and provide training for local healthcare providers.