Diagnostic and Treatment Centres

Health written question – answered on 1st September 2004.

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Photo of Mr Andy King Mr Andy King Labour, Rugby and Kenilworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government are on track to achieve their target of developing 47 diagnostic and treatment centres by 2008; and what the state of progress was at 1 April.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

The Government are on track to achieve their target of opening 47 treatment centres (TCs) by the end of 2005. By 1 April 2004, 29 fixed site TCs were open: 27 run by the national health service and two run and managed by the independent sector. In addition, there are two mobile units run by the independent sector providing ophthalmology procedures.

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