Yorkshire hospital marks construction milestone in CDC project

  • 29th May 2024

Trust staff and members of the construction team recently marked completion of the main steel frame of the new building

Staff from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBTH) joined construction specialists from Integrated Health Projects (IHP) to celebrate a significant step forward in the development of the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.

The CDC project is advancing rapidly, with the main steel-framed structure and roofing now completed.

And this milestone signifies a key step in establishing a permanent home for the hospital’s medical imaging department within a newly-constructed facility at the rear of the hospital site.

The facility will include dedicated MRI and CT scanning rooms, two ultrasound suites, changing rooms, and a waiting area, and marks the final phase of the CDC’s expansion, which began in 2022 with the placement of mobile scanners on the site.

Dr Kirsty Edmondson Jones, director of innovation and infrastructure at DBTH, said: “The completion of the steel construction for the Community Diagnostic Centre is a significant achievement and brings our plans one step closer to offering state-of-the-art diagnostic services to our local community.”

Work on the substation being built alongside the imaging suite is nearing completion and is expected to be finished by July.

This is a crucial component for powering the high-consumption MRI and CT machines and ensures the hospital site will have additional power required to meet any future demands.

The project also aligns with the trust’s Green Plan towards NHS net zero emissions by 2040, implementing several green initiatives including the installation of solar panels on the roof and a rooftop PV array to harness solar energy, reducing reliance on the grid.

Additionally, an energy-efficient heat pump system will be used for heating, further reducing running costs and carbon emissions.

The new imaging suite within the CDC aims to perform 68,000 procedures annually, effectively doubling the diagnostic provision for local residents and offering increased access to appointments in a convenient location.  

Construction work is expected to be completed early next year.

The building will be energy efficient

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