It all starts with a diagnosis. Rapid and accurate medical assessments at our hospitals are critical for a patient’s chances of recovery and quality of life.
Diagnostics drive more than 60% of all medical decisions
Multidisciplinary teams in the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals’ integrated diagnostic services are key to early detection and fast, accurate diagnosis. They find answers and give informed treatment direction for any and all health concerns you may have.
- Laboratory medicine encompasses blood work, medical genetics, specimen collection, and transfusion medicine. Every year, over 3.5 million laboratory tests are performed at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. A powerful branch of medicine, this guides 60-70% of all medical decisions.
- Medical imaging allows radiologists and other physicians to go beneath the surface and quickly assess what is happening inside the body. High-definition images are collected through different diagnostic scans ― including CT, MRI, angiography, X-ray, and ultrasound. More than 275,000 medical imaging procedures are performed at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals annually. More than half of all healthcare encounters require medical imaging.
- Pharmacy is fully integrated into the care journey of our patients. The dedicated team of pharmacists, clinicians, and assistants work to streamline treatment and provide education about medication side-effects and how best to manage them for patients.
Innovations in equipment and technology create new ways to diagnose
Every year, technology improves, yielding faster and better diagnostic capability, resulting in greater insight into patient conditions. As this happens, so too does the need to keep our medical professionals equipped with the best tools.
Help us improve early detection and diagnosis for patients
Your donation to diagnostics & pharmacy helps fund the latest diagnostic equipment for our teams as they continue to deliver the highest possible care.