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Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood and Northwick Park Hospital: Radiotherapy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th 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 (a) age and (b) estimated remaining working life is of radiotherapy machinery at (i) Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and (ii) Northland Park Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

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

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre currently has seven linear accelerators and one Cyberknife machine. Three machines are due for replacement in 2020, three in 2022, one in 2027 and one in 2028.

Radiotherapy machinery is normally replaced every 10 years, although some machines can last longer depending on a range of factors, for example, software upgrades. The three machines due to be replaced this year are between 10 and 13 years old.

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