Cancer Services

Health written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Michael Jack Michael Jack Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the criteria employed in determining which (a) hospitals and (b) cancer centres will receive help from the Cancer Capital Modernisation Fund CT Scanner Replacement Programme 2000 to 2003.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health

The clear criterion announced in January 2000 was based on the age of the scanners in the national health service at that time. By 2004 all computer tomograpy scanners in the NHS will be no more than 10 years old.

No distinction was made in applying the above criterion between scanners for cancer centres and those for other hospitals.

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