A new community diagnostic centre set to be built in Scunthorpe town centre has been given planning permission.
Work will start on site of the new health centre – one of many opening nationally as ‘one-stop shops’ for tests, checks and scans – on Monday, 18 September.
The new facility will create capacity for an additional 146,000 appointments a year for residents to get X-rays, MRI, ultrasound, and CT scans and is expected to be open next summer.
It will be built on land next to the Parishes multi-storey car park in Scunthorpe town centre – giving patients access to free two hours parking immediately next to the site.
Patients will be referred to the centre by their GP or consultant, and it will operate in parallel to existing diagnostic departments at Scunthorpe General Hospital for inpatients and those requiring urgent care.
Contractors will be on site from Monday, 18 September with an area of the ground-level outdoor car parking being used.
The multi-storey will remain open as normal, though access to and from it will be from Cole Street only with the Lindum Street entrance closed.
Disabled parking bays will be available inside the multi-storey, with additional bays being added through the duration of the works. These are just part of the more than 100 available in town centre car parks.
Blue Badge holders can park for free all day in any council car park not just the allocated disabled bays.
For details about all car parks, locations, free parking and the number of disabled bays across North Lincolnshire go to the Car Parks page on our website.