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A proprosed modern design for the new community diagnostic centre in Ealing. The entrance is cladded in wood, with large windows to let in the light.

Work starts on new diagnostic centre

Work has begun on a third community diagnostic centre (CDC) in North-West London.

The £30m project, which will be co-located on the Ealing Hospital site, will allow thousands of patients to quickly receive diagnostic tests including CT, MRI and ultrasound scans.

The centres are part of a national network funded by the Government to address the backlog of patients that built up during the pandemic.

Ealing CDC will focus on four ‘priority pathways checking on symptoms including asthma, breathlessness, back and chest pain.

Pippa Nightingale, CEO at LNWH Trust, said: “The earlier you detect a condition like cancer the better, so these diagnostic centres are an important addition to our healthcare services.

“They also help ease pressure on existing hospital services by allowing GPs to make direct referrals. This is a great investment on our hospital site and reflects our long-term commitment to Ealing.”

The new facility is due to open early in 2024 and will largely utilise existing hospital space along with its own entrance.

A CDC is already operating in Willesden with another opening in Wembley at the end of the year.

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