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Breast Cancer: Waiting lists

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for breast cancer treatment at Maidstone oncology department. (119809)

The Department does not collect data centrally on the average wait for breast cancer treatment. We do measure the percentage of breast cancer patients treated within 31 days of diagnosis and within 62 days of urgent general practitioner (GP) referral for suspected cancer. The table shows the latest figures for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells national health service trust:

Cancer waiting times—monitoring the one month wait target from diagnosis to treatment for breast cancer quarter two 2006-07 (July-September)

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust

Patients treated during the quarter by referral type

GP urgent referrals

47

Other referrals

44

Total number of patients treated during the quarter

91

Percentage compliance with the one month (1 days) rule

100.0

Number of patients treated during the quarter within one month (31 days) of the date of a clinical diagnosis being made by a responsible specialist

91

Number of patients treated during the quarter not treated within one month of the data of the clinical diagnosis being made by a responsible specialist

But treated within 38 days of the date of that same clinical diagnosis

0

But treated between 39 and 48 days of the date of that same clinical diagnosis

0

But treated between 49 and 62 days of the date of that same clinical diagnosis

0

And not treated within 62 days of the date of that same clinical diagnosis

0