New ultrasound service at North Derbyshire’s Community Diagnostic Centre

Ultrasound Scans are now being offered to our community at North Derbyshire’s Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC), located at the Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale, Matlock.

Ultrasound Scans create an image of the inside your body using sound waves. They are often used to monitor an unborn baby and can be used to help diagnose other issues.  

The new service, which will offer a full range of Ultrasounds for all parts of the body, will begin on Monday, 6 March. It will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, and will be staffed by Chesterfield Royal Hospital Sonographers.

Patients who are currently waiting for an Ultrasound will be given the option to attend Whitworth Hospital CDC when booking their appointment and will often be seen much quicker at the CDC, with less waiting when there.

The Ultrasound provision is the latest addition to the North Derbyshire CDC. Services include extended weekend x-ray facilities (Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm - accessible by GPs and the UTC) and phlebotomy (blood testing) open Tuesdays and Thursday, 10am to 1.45pm.

Over the next few months more imaging services will be expanding in our community.

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.