A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine is a valuable diagnostic tool, providing detailed medical images of parts of the body and brain.
From the early 2000s, Mount Gambier people lobbied to obtain the life-saving technology in their home town, heavily supported by local doctors, who stated access would significantly improve the region’s health outcomes.
During this time, if Mount Gambier residents needed the services of an MRI, they were forced to travel to a capital city or across the Victorian border to Warrnambool, a round trip which could take up to 10 hours.
Following Troy's election in 2014, he advocated on behalf of the community to ensure the issue became a major priority for the State Government.
In 2015, a licence was granted and the machine was delivered to Mount Gambier Hospital.
In the years since, thousands of Limestone Coast people have utilised this vital medical service and have received an earlier diagnosis and treatment as a result.