A KEIGHLEY coronavirus test centre is one of the top-performing sites of its kind in the country, it has been revealed.

The Marley centre has so far tested more than 2,000 frontline health and care staff from across the Bradford and Craven districts. Half of those tested have been care-home workers.

The centre, launched last month, also caters for police and fire service personnel but it isn’t open to the general public.

Bradford Council says the site, classed as a satellite service, carries out more tests than any other centre of its type in West Yorkshire and is among the top three performers nationally.

Council leader, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, pays tribute to those involved in setting-up and running the operation.

“Having a local NHS-run testing centre on our doorstep has been really important in keeping health and care services running as smoothly as possible,” she said.

“It has added an extra dimension to supporting the health and wellbeing of frontline staff who are working hard to care for their patients and residents at this challenging time.

“There has been a lot of positive feedback from staff coming for tests, saying that it’s been a very quick and simple process.

“This is testament to the hard work of the staff who have volunteered to work at the site and those involved behind the scenes to get it set-up.”