New diagnostic centre to open

8 Feb 2024 02:33
Published by: Scott Callan

Transformation: A look at what the new centre will offer

THE diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions including cancer and heart disease is set to get quicker, thanks to the opening of a new centre.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and are opening a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Denton.
It will operate in partnership with InHealth, the UK’s largest specialist provider of diagnostic solutions. The new centre will open to patients later in 2024. With funding provided by NHS England, thousands of people will be able to visit it every year to get a wide range of diagnostic tests in one central place, away from a busy hospital site.
The services will be for the use of communities across Stockport, Tameside, Glossop and the High Peak.
Situated at Crown Point in Denton, it will offer high tech scanning, heart tests and other diagnostic services, helping to detect a range of conditions quicker, ensuring patients can then be treated faster. Patients will be able to access the services via a clinician referral.
Karen James, chief executive for both NHS trusts, said: “It’s great to see building work starting on our new Community Diagnostic Centre which will ensure more checks, tests and scans are available sooner for people in both Tameside and Stockport.
“This will be a fantastic new resource for local people, helping them to get the diagnosis and care they need as soon as possible.”
The new centre is also part of a national programme to help continue the recovery of services left overwhelmed by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
By the end of 2025, there will be 26 CDCs across the North West, six of them in Greater Manchester.

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