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Radiotherapy: Hertfordshire

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 123500, tabled on 1 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for a satellite radiotherapy centre for Hertfordshire.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The Hertfordshire radiotherapy service is provided by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust from a specialised cancer centre in Northwood in North Middlesex. The cancer service is not clinically sustainable on its present site and a review is underway to relocate the services, including radiotherapy.

Final options are expected to be decided in April 2021 before the public consultation, which is expected to start from June 2021, dependent on receiving confirmation that capital funding will be available, and a decision expected next autumn.

No capital funding has been identified for either a satellite radiotherapy centre or the relocation of the main centre.