NHSE has approved a business case to build an £8m Community Diagnostic Centre at Broad Street Plaza, Halifax. It is hoped that the new centre will be open by Spring 2024.
Community Diagnostic Centres are part of a national programme to increase access to diagnostic tests, such as CT scanning, phlebotomy, and cardio-respiratory services in the community.
In NHSE's response, they included feedback about how confident they were in our ability to deliver and how impressed they were with our vision for and commitment to services for the local population.
NHSE will now seek approval from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, before works can commence.
Associate Director of Strategy, Catherine Riley, said: "This is fantastic news for the Trust and the people of Calderdale. It will build on the work that we are already doing to build a Community Diagnostic Centre in partnership with Huddersfield University on their town centre campus.