Notre-Dame Hospital in Hearst is looking to make a huge addition of a much-needed service.

Chief Executive Officer Linda Omorin says the hospital has received news that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is supporting them in their attempt to obtain a CT scan by 2019.

Omorin did mention there are many steps that need to take place before the acquisition of the CT scan.

She says these include making sure the hospital has the structural resources to support the equipment and also the finances to afford it.

Omorin says currently they are early on in the planning stages, but continuing to drive the process forward.