New diagnostic centre under construction in Ealing

Image above: Impression of the new Ealing Community Diagnostic Centre

New centre to open in early 2024

Construction has begun on a third Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Ealing. The £30 million project will built at the Ealing Hospital site.

The Ealing CDC will offer an array of diagnostic services including cutting-edge CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasound examinations, which are expected to considerably enhance the assessment and diagnosis process, and help tackle the formidable patient backlog from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This initiative is part of a broader nationwide network of diagnostic centres aimed at grappling with the surge in healthcare demands generated by the pandemic. The Ealing CDC will concentrate on four pathways specifically targeting symptoms such as asthma, breathlessness, as well as back and chest pain.

Speaking about the CDC, Pippa Nightingale, the CEO of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, said:

“Timely detection of conditions like cancer is pivotal to successful treatment outcomes. Thus, these diagnostic centres stand as a pivotal augmentation to our healthcare ecosystem. 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 diagnostic facility is expected to welcome its first patients in early next year and will join counterparts in Willesden, and Wembley due to welcome patients by the end of this year.

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