Hinckley Community Diagnostic Centre Gets The Go-Ahead

Posted by: Jamie Sharp - Posted on:

NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) are pleased to announce that outline planning permission has been granted for the development of 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: “This is a significant step forward in the development and we would like to thank the Council for working with us, resulting in the application approval.

“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 on the Mount Road site.  The wooden portacabins have now 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 Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust are preparing to commence the recruitment of staff needed to provide services in the CDC when it opens.

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.

Further updates will be issued as work progresses on the development of both the CDC and the Day Case Unit.