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Radiotherapy Services

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pending the outcome of his review of radiotherapy services, he will instruct the South East Thames regional health authority not to remove the radiotherapy service from the Medway towns; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 10 December 1987]: The proposals to rationalise radiotherapy services in Kent have been referred to Ministers for decision. In considering these proposals we shall await the outcome of the Department's current review of its guidance to health authorities on the organisation of radiotherapy services.