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Cancer: Knowsley

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 72363, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the length of time it will take to clear the cancer treatment backlog in Knowsley.

Answered on

16 November 2021

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital has estimated that waiting lists will be back to within national targets by January 2022. Patients in Knowsley are receiving anti-cancer drugs or radiotherapy within the national waiting times targets. There is no backlog at the local tertiary provider, the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.