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Mount Vernon Hospital: Radiotherapy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Labour/Co-operative, Harrow West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of (a) replacing and (b) relocating the Linear Accelerators on the Mount Vernon site to another location, and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The estimated cost to replace a Linear Accelerator in its current location is approximately £1.5 million. Relocation costs vary depending on preparations required and where the Linear Accelerator is being relocated to. Relocation to a site with a ready-to-use bunker could cost around £1.5 million per Linear Accelerator. Relocation to a new site could cost substantially more, and would depend on a number of factors including, acquisition of land and the building of bunkers.

As part of the Mount Vernon Strategic Review, a range of options will be developed to improve travel times for patients requiring radiotherapy.

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