Nuffield Health announces plans to open state-of-the-art Diagnostic Suite at Citylabs

Not-for-profit organisation Nuffield Health, in partnership with Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), has announced details of its plan to open a 5 star, state-of-the-art diagnostic suite at Citylabs on Oxford Road in November.

The 7,279 sq ft diagnostic suite will deliver world-class MRI, X-ray, mammography, CT and cardiac and ultrasound services. In addition to the scanning facilities, Nuffield Health will also deliver health assessments, physiotherapy services and private GP appointments at the suite, as part of their complete approach to health and wellbeing. 

The diagnostic suite model has been developed by Nuffield Health following consultation with Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to identify which additional diagnostic facilities would best support the Manchester community, improve health outcomes and cut waiting times.

Commenting on the announcement, Barbara Baker, Manchester Market Director for Nuffield Health, said: “The diagnostic suite is a key part of our plan to deliver a complete model of health and wellbeing for Manchester. Our wider vision is ambitious in how we hope to support the local healthcare community to improve the health outcomes for the people of Manchester. In the shorter term it is our intention that this facility will quickly relieve some of the pressure the Trust is under to deliver imaging services and means that people can be seen more quickly.”

The diagnostic suite complements Nuffield’s existing consumer and corporate fitness and wellbeing centres, and provides a bridge between these and its proposal to deliver a state-of-the-art tertiary hospital and wellbeing facility on Hathersage Road. Plans for the proposed hospital will be available to view on Wednesday 8 July at St Chrysostom’s Church on Anson Road from 2.30pm-7pm, followed by display at the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in The Printworks.

The facility is being designed by renowned, Manchester-based Pozzoni Architecture and work will start this month, with completion due for mid-November of this year. It will provide exciting recruitment opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical roles, which Nuffield Health is currently recruiting for both locally and nationally.

Last updated Thursday 14 July 2016

First published on Thursday 16 July 2015