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Breast Screening

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made on the implementation of breast screening in Wales.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Deidre Hine has been appointed as director of the breast screening service in Wales. She is taking up her post, which is on the staff of the university of Wales college of medicine, today Premises have been acquired at 18, Cathedral road, Cardiff to house the Welsh breast screening centre. Screening should start at the centre later this year and the service will spread to the rest of Wales as quickly as possible. Our aim is for all parts of the Principality to be covered by a high-quality service by 1990.