Wakefield Community Diagnostic Centre

Following a successful bid for Government funding, we're proud to have developed the new Wakefield Community Diagnostic Centre.

Site map

A site map of the Wakefield Community Diagnostic Centre

Westgate Retail Park, Ings Road, Wakefield, WF2 9SD

About our service

Based within Westgate Retail Park, Wakefield Community Diagnostic Centre allows patients to undergo tests for a range of conditions in the heart of their local community, making services more accessible and convenient for patients and carers, whilst increasing the number of tests carried out by the Trust. 

Planned outpatient tests carried out at the CDC include; x-rays, ultrasounds, CT, MRI and bone-density scans, as well as bloods, cardio-respiratory tests and some ophthalmology (eye) tests. Tests and scans for emergency and inpatients will continue to be provided at hospital.

Westgate Retail Park was chosen as a central location, just five-minutes’ walk from the city centre, easily accessible by public transport and with free car parking, to make journeys easy for the people who will use it. 

It's an exciting step forward in our work with GPs and other health and care partners to reduce the time it takes for patients to get a diagnosis and start receiving treatment.

Besides its contribution to the health of our communities, the centre has created up to 50 new jobs in Wakefield, and will support training into qualified, professional roles. 

Community Diagnostic Centres are one of the recommendations from Professor Sir Mike Richards, the first NHS national cancer director, who conducted a review of diagnostic services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in 2019.  

Getting to the CDC by bus

The CDC is on the Wakefield Free City Bus route (nearest stop: 10 Westgate Retail and Leisure Park).

  map of Wakefield Free City buses 

Other buses stopping at Westgate Ings Road include 268 Dewsbury to Wakefield City Centre.  

You can find all the details of bus routes and plan your journey at Buses | Metro (wymetro.com).


CDC photos March 2024