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Breast Cancer: Health Services

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of women in Hemel Hempstead with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks of referral in each of the last five years. (260104)

Information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the number and percentage of women with suspected breast cancer seeing a specialist within two weeks of referral in Hertfordshire.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustEast and North Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Number seen within two weeks

Percentage seen within two weeks

Number seen within two weeks

Percentage seen within two weeks

2004-05

811

99.4

531

99.4

2005-06

886

99.9

566

100.0

2006-07

1,142

100.0

679

100.0

2007-08

1,173

100.0

792

100.0

2008-09 Q1-Q3

963

100.0

785

100.0

Note:

2008-09 Q3 is the most recent period for which cancer waiting times data is available – figure for 2008-09 above is therefore for Q1-Q3 performance.

Source:

Department of Health, cancer waiting times database.