Nottingham Community Diagnostic Centre designs get stamp of approval

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Designs for a £25m Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) planned for the Broad Marsh regeneration development in Nottingham city centre have been officially approved by council planners.

Nottingham City Council has given the official nod for the designs for the Nottingham City CDC – a one-stop shop run by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to help reduce the backlog of patients waiting for diagnostic tests.

The CDC will support GPs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire by providing direct access to diagnostics services such as MRI, CT, x-ray, ultrasound, echocardiography, ECG, and lung function testing.

The former shops on Lister Gate – which included Claire’s Accessories, Mountain Warehouse and Holland and Barrett – will now be redeveloped.

This will involve stripping the former retail units back to the concrete structure and refurbishing the roof and plant rooms.

The new CDC plans include space for two x-ray machines, three MRI and CT scanners (although only one of each will be available in the first phase of the project), an ultrasound machine, a room for taking blood, consultation rooms, and a coffee bar.

Paul Matthew, Chief Financial Officer at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This is another important milestone in the journey to provide the

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