Financial Close reached on new Yeovil Diagnostic Centre

1st February 2024

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Financial Close reached on new Yeovil Diagnostic Centre

Prime successfully reached Financial Close on the new Yeovil Diagnostics Centre in Somerset that will deliver over 70,000 diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments a year. Building work will start in early February with the centre, located adjacent to Yeovil District Hospital, set to open in winter 2024.

Will Bilbrough, Technical Development Director for Prime, said: “As the Trust’s strategic estates partner, Prime is thrilled to reach this significant milestone in the creation of a facility which will improve lives through state-of-the-art diagnostic services. This is the latest in several joint projects which have transformed experiences of health care in east Somerset.

“We now turn our focus, energy and expertise towards the building phase. Over the next nine months we’ll be utilising modern methods of construction to deliver this much-needed building at pace, ensuring that the trust and the local community can benefit from the centre as soon as possible.”

“We have spent many months planning the services that the NHS and InHealth will provide within the centre, and designing the building, so it will be a very big moment when the builders start work onsite next week, preparing the ground ahead of the building the centre,” said David Craig, Programme Director for the Community Diagnostic Centre Programme.

The modern state-of-the-art, stand-alone centre will benefit patients in Somerset and North West Dorset who will receive quicker diagnostic tests thanks to the additional capacity the centre will provide. Open seven days a week, it will provide radiology, endoscopy, cardiology and audiology diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments.

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