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Radiotherapy Services

Volume 127: debated on Friday 19 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those hospitals in each health region which provide radiotherapy services, showing how many patients were treated by each of those units; which units have been closed; and which new units have been opened, in each of the last three years.

[holding answer 11 January 1988]: The available information is given in the table for those hospitals which in 1983 reported having radiotherapy equipment. No such treatment centres are known to have opened or closed since that date. The numbers of patients are taken from the "NHS Hospital Activity Returns SH3 return part EDP6G".

Health Authority and Hospital

New patients attending the radiotherapy department

In patients

Out-patients

1984

1985

1986

1984

1985

1986

Bloomsbury, University College Hospital36532380805750180
Bloomsbury, Middlesex Hospital5364973551,3551,437985
City and Hackney, St. Bartholomews Hospital4905464149471,117861
Hampstead, Royal Free Hospital703847634646613608
Haringey, North Middlesx Hospital3092551821,3781,252899
North East Essex, Essex County Hospital3023983673,1762,8203,041
Southend, Southend General Hospital5004704051,6101,8291,859
Tower Hamlets, London Hospital Whitechapel3323673361,9191,9531,519

South East Thames Regional Health Authority

Brighton, Royal Sussex County Hospital10992741,7181,7161,988
Camberwell, King's College Hospital190177213837618‡509
Canterbury and Thanet, Kent and Canterbury Hospital2412162841,3801,7401,838
Lewisham and North Southwark, Guy's Hospital4354043311,3731,2621,080
Medway, St. Williams Hospital2192622581,006858901
Tunbridge Wells, Penbury Hospital4589104804750830
West Lambeth, St. Thomas Hospital3712873401,0791,4181,876

South West Thames Regional Health Authority

South West Surrey, St. Lukes Hospital6626066213,5423,7363,561

Wessex Regional Health Authority

Bath, Royal United Hospitals81114116244286247
East Dorset, Poole General Hospital2051681641,0541,1361,216
Portsmouth, St. Mary's General Hospital2432481911,1851,2601,275
South West Hants and Southampton, Royal South Hampshire Hospital5164785122,0081,6101,685

Oxford Regional Health Authority

Northampton, Northampton General Hospital523631376268202396
Oxfordshire, Churchill Hospital4244044301,0711,0591,144
West Berkshire, Royal Berkshire Hospitaln/an/an/an/an/an/a

South Western Regional Health Authority

Bristol and Weston, Radiotherapy Centre, Horsfield Road, Bristol9358989882,0121,9561,867
Cheltenham, Cheltenham General Hospital1,7821,7081,71410,84311,20110,579
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)345355256263253
Exeter, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford179152125626528602
Plymouth, Plymouth General, Freedom Fields303285276521548575

West Midlands Regional Health Authority

Central Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital1,1738178694,4925,2215,359
Coventry, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital1432271991,2721,2741,270
North Staffordshire, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary2393603241,4381,4911,925
Shropshire, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital165145146546520520
Wolverhampton, The Royal Hospital9994951,1501,3331,376

Mersey Regional Health Authority

Wirral, Clatterbridge Hospital2,6492,6802,4091,9152,3202,779

North Western Regional Health Authority

South Manchester, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute3,5603,3813,3743,2263,3523,109

Special Health Authorities

Hammersmith and Queen Charlottes, Hammersmith Hospital1933754088201,3391,163
The Royal Marsden Hospitals, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road6897067011,1541,2181,225
The Royal Marsden Hospitals, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton Surrey6596485332,2722,2752,603

n/a = information not available