Community 1st support the delivery of the new Bodmin Community Diagnostics Centre

Community 1st were appointed by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to project manage and appoint the full design team for the delivery of a phased project to create a critical new Community Diagnostic Centre to serve the patient population in North East Cornwall.

The new facility involves the refurbishment of the former Independent Sector Treatment Centre at Bodmin Hospital, which had been closed since 2017.

The design proposal required the redevelopment to be over 3 phases, with phase 1 now complete and officially open from the 9th of December 2022.

Phase 1 includes the creation of a radiography unit to include a CT scanner, X-Ray, and Ultrasound facilities, along with an external double diagnostic pad to enable mobile scanning units, such as MRI scanners, to link into the centre and provide maximum flexibility for other services to be delivered locally.

The Community 1st team employed and managed the contractors on behalf of the Trust for this phase and are now continuing to develop the design and construction works for the next phases of this development.

The future phases aim to introduce more community-based services into the facility over the next year.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust envisage the new diagnostic hub making a big impact to the East of Cornwall community, providing more much needed capacity for patients, and taking pressure away from the main Acute hospital sites.

The Diagnostic Hub will be open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm.

You can find out more about the impact Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust hope this new facility will make here New East Cornwall Diagnostics Hub

Ken Jones, General Manager of Community 1st Cornwall said ‘Community 1st have been working closely with the Trust and other NHS parties across Cornwall since 2004, supporting much needed NHS estate improvements. This is a great project to be working with the Trust to deliver, re-purposing a redundant facility and bringing it back to life with the services that the local community need. Its great to see assets like this getting a new lease of life.’

Thomas Lilleyman from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said ‘Community 1st have been excellent partners in supporting the design and delivery of this project and the finished product reflects the consistently high standards that they work to. This is a superb facility that will have meaningful benefits to the local community as well as relieve pressure on the Royal Cornwall, University Hospitals Plymouth and North Devon and Exeter trusts.’