Hospitals: Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th May 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which covid-free hospitals are specifically dedicated to the treatment of people with cancer; and on what date each such hospital started in that capacity.

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

Details of all the facilities currently being used for cancer treatment are not collected centrally. This will be a mix of National Health Service and independent sector facilities.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published guidance and supported the development of ‘hubs’ for cancer surgery. Hubs are being developed in all 21 Alliance areas across England and are already fully or partially operational in at least 18 areas. NHS England and NHS Improvement are working now with all Cancer Alliances on plans for the next phases of service delivery.

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