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Wales: first high street screening centre in community opens

Public Health Wales (PHW) has opened the first dedicated high street screening centre in Mountain Ash, Wales.

The centre is part of a new approach to boost screening accessibility and uptake, and houses multiple services all under one roof. It brings together screening for three national programmes: newborn hearing, diabetic eye, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The high street location is aimed at making it easier for people to visit, with easy transport links and more flexible appointments outside usual office hours. The centre will provide increased screening capacity to the local authority areas of Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr and Caerphilly.

PHW chief executive Tracey Cooper said: ‘This dedicated screening centre is the first multi-screening service to be located at the centre of the community that it serves and has a huge potential to be a model for the future of health screening.’

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