HC Deb 10 May 2004 vol 421 cc193-4W
Mr. Lansley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for an MRI scan in each strategic health authority was for each year since 1997. [167710]

Miss Melanie Johnson

Data on waiting times for diagnostic tests, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging. are not collected centrally.

Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of women in Burnley with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks in each of the last five years. [167957]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The information requested is not collected on a constituency basis. The information shown in the table relates to the National Health Service organisations serving the Burnley area.

Warrington coronary care unit will be relocated to the accident and emergency department in June to provide an improved pathway for patients. Warrington Hospital will benefit also from a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory that is being jointly funded by the New Opportunities Fund and the Department of Health.


Department of Health and North Cheshire Hospitals National Health Service Trust.