HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c233W
Mr. Linton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action the Governments have taken to improve accessibility to cancer treatments for patients in Battersea. [151153]

Yvette Cooper

The local primary care group is working actively to improve diagnosis of cancer and improve screening rates. Battersea residents will benefit from our plan to reduce cancer waiting times through the creation of clinical networks and through investment in better equipment.

New Cancer Equipment St. George's—one breast screening trailer (£69,000), six pieces of mammography equipment (£250,000). St. Thomas—one magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner (£851.000), two linear accelerators (£1.3 million). Royal Marsden—one MRI scanner (£815,000), two linear accelerators (£1.3 million).