Coming soon… Community Diagnostic Centres across Derbyshire
Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) allow patients to receive care closer to home, in a one-stop style approach. They allow patients to benefit from extended diagnostic testing including ultrasound, x-ray and phlebotomy (blood tests) across the region.
North Derbyshire’s first CDC is located at the Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale, Matlock. Services include extended weekend x-ray facilities (Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm - accessible by GPs and the UTC), from Monday, 6 February and phlebotomy (blood testing) from Tuesday, 7 February – running Tuesdays and Thursday, 10am to 1.45pm.
Over the course of the next few months, more services are planned to include:
- Point of care testing (also called POCT) – which will benefit clinicians treating patients in the Centre
- Increased blood testing capacity
The expansion has been supported by the Matlock Hospitals League of Friends, which donated £130,000 to support with building works making the rooms suitable; this has allowed a 'diagnostics corridor' to be created with Phlebotomy/POCT and Ultrasound located on opposite sides of the same corridor supporting the one-stop-shop approach.
If you have any questions regarding the CDC at Whitworth Hospital, and how this may affect you and any future appointments you may have, please contact:
Phlebotomy/POCT queries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Imaging – x-ray and ultrasound queries - email@example.com
Patients still have the option to attend appointments at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, however you may receive an appointment quicker if you are able to attend Whitworth’s Community Diagnostic Centre.