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Patient Transport

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer patients received (a) full and (b) partial help with travel and parking costs through the hospital travel costs scheme during the last year for which figures are available. (80502)

The Department does not collect figures on the numbers of any type of patient who receive help through the hospital travel costs scheme. It is for primary care trusts, as local commissioners of services, to make provisions so that patients with either a financial or medical need for transport can travel to and from their treatment or care.