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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20433: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the standard to begin treatment for people diagnosed with breast cancer within 31 days of the decision to treat following referral from a national screening programme is being met in 2018 for patients at (a) Royal Alexandria, (b) Inverclyde Royal and (c) Vale of Leven Hospital, and, if not, in how many cases it has not been met.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 18 December 2018

Data is not held centrally on cancer performance by hospital site. Validated cancer waiting times by health board is published quarterly by ISD. Data for Quarter 3 2018 (July - September) will be published by ISD on 18 December 2018 and can be accessed at http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/data-tables2017.asp?id=2254#2254 .