University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Tessa Munt Tessa Munt Liberal Democrat, Wells

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been treated with the gamma knife at University Hospital, Bristol, since it opened in October 2013; and whether NHS England approved those patients' treatment through individual funding requests.

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

University Hospital Bristol has advised that it has treated the following number of patients with gamma knife since it opened in October 2013:

Time period

Number of patients

2013-14 (October 2013 – March 2014)


2014-15 (April 2014 – December 2014)




Gamma knife is delivered as one treatment per patient. As these patients were all treated under NHS England commissioning policies, individual funding requests were not required.

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