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Cancer: Queen's Hospital Romford

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for cancer at the Queen's Hospital, Romford in 2007. (196553)

The information is not held in the format requested, as data are not collected at individual hospital level. The information is collected as finished consultant episodes (FCEs) at trust level, which are defined as a period of admitted care under one consultant within one health care provider.

The number of FCEs with a primary diagnosis of cancer and neoplasms for Barking, Havering and Redbridge National Health Service Trust, of which Queen's Hospital is a part, was 11,072 for the year 2006-07. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year. In addition, cancer treatments could take place in other settings, for example a patient could be classed as a ‘regular attender’ or these treatments may occur in outpatients.