The Trust has opened a new diagnostics centre at Amersham Hospital. The centre will enable the Trust to offer more appointments for tests such as X-rays, ultrasound and blood tests, reducing waiting times and making it easier for the local community to access these services closer to home. In the future it is also planned that the CDC will offer tests and examinations for patients referred for investigation of heart and respiratory problems.
This is one of 40 Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) that are being opened across England and it is the first one to be opened in Buckinghamshire. It is one of three CDCs across the wider region encompassing West Berkshire and Oxfordshire, which together will provide a much-needed increase in diagnostic services.
Andrew McLaren, Chief Medical Officer at the Trust, said: “We’re essentially providing an easier and quicker way to access a range of quality diagnostic services in one place. Earlier, faster and more accurate diagnoses of health conditions will benefit our patients and help us improve the health of our local community.”