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Breast Cancer: Health Services

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of women in Wiltshire with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks of referral in each of the last five years. (258282)

The number and percentage of women in Wiltshire with suspected breast cancer seen by a specialist within two weeks of referral for each financial year for the three national health service trusts that cover Wiltshire are given in the following tables.

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Number of women

As percentage seen within 14 days

2003-04

803

100

2004-05

842

100

2005-06

947

100

2006-07

816

100

2007-08

820

99.9

Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust (Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since December 2008)

Number of women

As percentage seen within 14 days

2003-04

873

99.7

2004-05

910

98.7

2005-06

861

81.7

2006-07

936

100

2007-08

911

100

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Number of women

As percentage seen within 14 days

2003-04

194

100

2004-05

648

99.1

2005-06

605

100

2006-07

648

100

2007-08

609

100

Notes:

The data in the table above are aggregate figures from the quarterly cancer waiting data.

Source:

Quarterly cancer waiting data can be found on the Cancer Waiting Times Database