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Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 65110, tabled on 26 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2020 to Question 51867 on Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment, for what reason he did not provide the data requested on the estimated number of patients expected to receive proton beam therapy at (a) The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and (b) University College London Hospitals in the first year the machines become operational.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 July 2020

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Centre treated 160 patients with PBT in its first year of operation (December 2018 – December 2019).

University College London Hospital PBT Centre has a similar ramp up plan, and it is anticipated will treat a similar number of patients in its first year of operation.

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