The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region says as of Monday, the surgical ward at Pasqua Hospital was at full capacity.
Sandy Euteneier (EIT'-nye-uhr), a health region spokeswoman, says Pasqua reduced its surgical load by 50 per cent while the equipment was being installed and tested between Feb. 2 and March 15.
Euteneier says the $250,000 machine will completely clean everything needed for a procedure within an hour.
She also says it has the potential to increase the number of operations done at Pasqua. (CKRM)