Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Type: Oral Parliamentary Question (OPQ)
    Date of Answer: 24.10.2006
    Column References: 450 c1374
    Member Tabling Question: Lilley, Peter
    Topic: Cancer Care (Hendon)
    Question: Is it still intended to move the Mount Vernon cancer centre, which also serves the people of Hendon, to central Hertfordshire, as promised at the last election, or is it the case, as the local health trust now says, that it is precluded from including a cancer centre in the proposed new hospital in central Hertfordshire for financial reasons, if indeed such a hospital is ever to go ahead? Will the Minister clarify that?
    Answering Department: Dept of Health
    Member Answering Question: Winterton, Rosie
    Answer: The East of England strategic health authority is reviewing acute hospital services in the east of England and the needs of cancer patients will, of course, be taken into account in that review. Any reconfiguration of cancer services will be in line with the NICE guidelines for improving outcomes, which are designed to improve the overall quality of care for cancer patients. The East of England strategic health authority is reviewing acute hospital services in the east of England and the needs of cancer patients will, of course, be taken into account in that review. Any reconfiguration of cancer services will be in line with the NICE guidelines for improving outcomes, which are designed to improve the overall quality of care for cancer patients.
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    Legislature: House of Commons (HoC)
    Chamber/Committee: Commons Chamber
    Status: Answered
    Session: 05-06

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