Scott Mann MP has praised staff at Bodmin Hospital for tackling waiting lists since the first stage of the Community Diagnostic Centre was opened in November 2022, with over 40,000 tests having been delivered.
The predicted capacity of Bodmin Hospital’s CDC when it is fully operational is over 100,000 additional tests, which is based on the CDC operating for a full-year with both floors working 12 hours per day over a seven day period.
Scott Mann MP said:
“I’m very proud of all the staff at Bodmin Hospital and the hard work they have put in to deliver over 40,000 diagnostic tests. This is just the start of what we have planned for the site.
“I do appreciate from my conversations with NHS staff and management that recruitment and retention of staff remain the most significant barriers to our local healthcare system. Over the past few years, I have been a keen advocate of key-worker housing as part of developments, and I will continue to push this message to decision-makers.
“Bodmin is becoming a healthcare hub for our part of Cornwall and I have no doubt we will continue to go from strength to strength. I promised to get health services delivered closer to people's homes and that is what I have done. Previously, these 40,000 tests would have been delivered outside of North Cornwall. We are making excellent progress.”