Crispin has applauded today’s announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care of a two-year programme to fund over 220 new diagnostic scanners in 78 NHS Hospital Trusts across England to improve patient experience and lead to earlier diagnosis. The new machines will improve screening and early diagnosis of cancer, and are part of the government’s commitment to ensure 55,000 more people survive cancer each year.
Commenting on the announcement, Crispin said: “This is an extremely welcome and timely capital injection into the NHS for much needed diagnostic equipment, replacing that, which in many cases, is over ten years old. Replacing and upgrading machines will improve efficiency by making them easier to use, being quicker to scan and construct images, and reducing the need to re-scan
I am especially pleased that Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will be receiving two CT scanners which will greatly enhance cancer diagnosis and treatment for residents in my constituency. This is great news for our healthcare system and another example of the Government putting resources where they are most needed into the NHS.”
You can read further details from the Department of Health and Social Care Press Release here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/78-nhs-trusts-to-receive-new-cancer-screening-machines