Quayside Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC)

This new facility at Quayside in Gloucester will offer more than 80,000 extra diagnostic appointments each year, allowing patients across Gloucestershire to access potentially lifesaving checks more quickly, without having to go to hospital.

Diagnostic tests

The centre offers a range of diagnostic tests including X-Rays, MRI, CT, ultrasound, ECHO and DEXA scanning.

The centre has already been providing additional scans to patients from new ‘modular units’ which were installed towards the end of last year. These buildings were constructed off-site in controlled conditions before being transported and assembled at Quayside. They are providing around 400 CT and MRI scans, seven days a week, offering patients flexibility around appointment times as they are open 12 hours per day.

Blood tests

The CDC also offers a blood test service for hospital patients whose consultant or team who have requested this. This service is for hospital patients requiring a blood test if it is easier to attend Quayside rather than one of the hospital sites (Cheltenham General Hospital or Gloucestershire Royal Hospital).

Please note: this service is not available to patients attending from GP surgeries, with the following exceptions:

  • Patients who are under the care of a hospital consultant
  • Children aged between 6 and 11 years old
  • Patients that have attended a GP appointment for a blood test but had a failed attempt

From Monday 12 February 2024: Monday – Friday; 9.00am – 5.00pm*
*note: booked appointments only, please call 0300 422 3900 to book.


You must bring your request form, otherwise it will not be possible to take your blood.

Multipurpose clinical rooms

Six multipurpose clinical rooms at the CDC are used for various services including sleep studies, respiratory functions, complex breathlessness, lung cancer, fibro scan and dietetics.

How to find and parking

Travel and Parking

Directions to Quayside Community Diagnostic Centre can be found using the map below. Alternatively, you can enter the postcode into your sat nav: GL1 2JN.

The full address for Quayside Community Diagnostic Centre is: Quayside Community Diagnostic Centre, Quayside House, Quay Street, Gloucester, GL1 2JN.

Car Parking

There are 2 parking locations for people visiting the Community Diagnostic Centre. Locations of parking spaces can be seen on the site map below

Public transport

To find out how to get here using public transport, visit the Gloucestershire Public Transport Information website or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Help with transport

If you need help getting to the hospital, you may be entitled to non-emergency hospital transport. If you receive Income Support or other benefits, you might also be able to reclaim your travel and parking expenses.