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ICB gets go ahead for multi-million pound community diagnostic centre

ICB gets go ahead for multi-million pound community diagnostic centre
By Health reporter
23 February 2024

Planning permission has been granted to NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) for a community diagnostic centre (CDC) in Hinckley.

The CDC is a £24.6 million investment that will bring healthcare closer to home, providing CT and MRI
scans, endoscopy, X-ray, and ultrasound facilities for people in Hinckley and the surrounding areas.

The approval has been granted by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council after close and proactive
working between the NHS and the local council, working through the complexities of the project.

Helen Hendley, director of planned care for LLR ICB, said: ‘It has been great to see work happening on the site to enable, from early 2025, a fully operational CDC, providing thousands of tests and appointments for local people.’

Last month demolition work began at the site in Mount Road and wooden portacabins have been removed and the construction of waste storage is underway, in order to dispose of the clinical waste in
a safe, efficient and sustainable manner.

Gas storage facilities are also being built, to house the medical gases vital for the procedures that will be provided from this new facility.

Approval of the CDC planning application means that agreements can be finalised with contractors so
that they can begin work on site in the spring. In addition, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
is preparing to commence the recruitment of staff needed to provide services in the CDC when it

The CDC forms part of a wider programme of work which aims to improve community health services
in Hinckley. The ICB is currently working on plans for a new day case unit which would be co-located
at the district hospital site.

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