A donation from the County of Simcoe has helped bring a new CT Scanner to Orillia's hospital.

The county announced its $788,000 donation toward Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Friday, which helped remove the old scanner and complete renovations required to install the new technology.

"Helping hospitals keep pace with advancements in technology is just one of the ways the County is supporting our area health-care centres," said Warden George Cornell.

"The new CT scanner is now operational and is providing an extensive scope of high-quality images with greater efficiency," added Carmine Stumpo, OSMH President and CEO.

The scanner was installed earlier this year.