Radiotherapy: Letchworth Garden City

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Conservative, North East Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of radiotherapy for cancer patients in Letchworth Garden City.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

No assessment has been made by the Department.

NHS England advises that the closest radiotherapy services to Letchworth Garden City are at Mount Vernon Hospital in Hillingdon and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

NHS England is currently holding a public consultation on changes to the way radiotherapy services are commissioned and where they are provided.

NHS England will continue to review the need for additional Radiotherapy facilities outside the current centres if it benefits sufficient numbers of patients and will ensure that any changes are economically and clinically viable and enhance the existing care pathways.

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