HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 cc222-3W
Mr. Flook

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the take up has been of the MMR vaccine in(a) Somerset and (b) Dorset in each of the last five years. [127771]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Information about immunisation rates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) for children in the Somerset Health Authority and Dorset health authority by their second birthday and by their fifth birthday for the last five years is shown in the table.

Ms Rosie Winterton

There are two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners located within the Somerset area, as shown in the table. In addition, patients in Somerset have access to MRI scanners located within neighbouring trusts as listed.

MRI scanners available to patients in Somerset
National health service trust Hospital Year installed
Somerset area trusts
East Somerset Yeovil district hospital 1995
Taunton and Somerset Taunton and Somerset hospital 2001
Neighbouring trusts
The Royal United hospital Royal United hospital, Bath 1996
The North Bristol Frenchay hospital, Bristol (two scanners) 1994 and 2002
Southmead hospital, Bristol 2000
United Bristol Healthcare Bristol Royal Infirmary (two scanners) 1992 and 2002
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre 1996
The Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare Royal Devon and Exeter hospital, Wonford 1995