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Nightingale Hospital materials reused to create the first of 40 new NHS diagnostic centres

By January 14, 2022No Comments

The architecture and engineering firm BDP, the company behind many of the Nightingale Hospitals, has repurposed materials from the dismantled surge hospitals to create the first of 40 new diagnostic centres which are to open in England.
This follows the Government’s announcement in October that £350 million would be pledged to the building of diagnostic centres, with the hope of providing 2.8 million scans in the first year of operation.

The 39 other diagnostic centres are planned to be built in the same way, which is a huge boost for the NHS’s Net Zero ambitions. This is not only due to reusing existing building materials – having a centre where multiple tests can be undertaken and processed in one visit will crucially reduce patient journey times.

These new diagnostic centres aim to reduce the pressure on our stretched health service and provide much-needed tests following disruption caused by the pandemic.