§ 17. Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Minister of Health what additional facilities he will make available in Swansea and neighbouring areas for diagnostic tests for the detection of cervical cancer.
§ Mr. Loughlin
As I explained in the adjournment debate on the 10th March, it is the policy of the Welsh Hospital Board to develop a cytology service within the existing pathology service. At Swansea one pathologist and one technician have been trained in cytology pro-162W cedures and at Llanelly the pathologist carries out these examinations. The number of tests now being undertaken at Swansea per month has been raised to 240 or 250 and 100 tests per month are being made at Llanelly. The Hospital Management Committee are considering the appointment of additional technicians.