Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre

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Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre is a new NHS service providing faster access to health tests and scans. It is located close to Edge Lane and Grove Street. The address is:

Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre
Mason Street
Edge Hill
L7 3EW

Reception: 0151 318 8207

The centre supports local NHS trusts by providing tests and scans for a wide range of health conditions, reducing waiting times in busy hospitals. It is run by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside.

Getting here

By public transport and active travel

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Use the Merseytravel journey planner for full details of public transport options and walking and cycling routes for your appointment at Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre.

Bus: There are several bus stops close to Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre including Edge Lane / Mount Vernon Road, Wavertree Road and Grove Street.

Train: Lime Street and Liverpool Central train stations are about a mile away.

Bicycle: There is bicycle parking on site with 10 Sheffield bike stands.

By car

There is a drop-off area outside the centre.

Blue Badge holders: There is free on-site parking for Blue Badge holders. (There is no on-site parking if you are not a Blue Badge holder.)

Parking: Paddington Village Car Park is very close by and has lots of space. The address is: Paddington Village Car Park, Elm Grove, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool, L7 3FA. (Sat nav: Use car park address, not just postcode.)

Follow the signs to Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) from outside the car park. There is a step-free path up the hill to the CDC. If you are accompanying someone who has difficulty going uphill but is not a Blue Badge holder, you may prefer to drop them off at the CDC before parking.

More information:

Help with travel costs:
The NHS Healthcare Travel Costs scheme allows eligible people to

claim reasonable travel costs if they are referred to hospital or for

specialist tests. Find out more at

or by calling 0300 330 1343.


The building is accessible for wheelchair users and mobility scooters. See the notes above about parking for Blue Badge holders and non-Blue Badge holders.

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets.

There is no café so you may want to bring something with you to eat or drink.


Appointment queries: If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call the number on your appointment letter which will connect you to the right team

Reception: Call 0151 318 8207 if you need help finding the centre or have a query about parking, access or facilities there

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A short video showing where Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre is and how to get there

Liz Bishop, Chief Executive of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Senior Responsible Officer for Diagnostics in Cheshire and Merseyside, explains how Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre helps people get the tests they need and why that is so important.

Professor Rowan Pritchard Jones, Medical Director of NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, explains how Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre is helping the NHS meet increased demand for diagnostic tests and scans.