WARRINGTON South Tory candidate Andy Carter has welcomed major investment into Cancer Screening Technology at Warrington Hospital.
Warrington Hospital will benefit from funding for new cancer testing and detection technology.
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.
Last month the Prime Minister announced the extra £200 million in funding for new cancer screening equipment across the UK. Warrington and Halton NHS Trust will receive funding over the next 2 years to replace, refurbish and upgrade:
• CT and MRI scanners – bringing in alternatives with lower radiation levels
• breast screening imaging and assessment equipment
Andy, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South says improving health facilities in Warrington is one of his priorities; “A few weeks ago I launched a campaign to get increased funding for healthcare here in Warrington.
“These state-of-the-art machines bring with them new capabilities, they’re quicker and easier to use and take less time to construct images meaning Doctors can deliver more appointments and reduce waiting times. This investment means we can catch more cancers earlier which will improve survival rates.”
Andy believes Warrington also needs a new further investment to cope with patient levels. he said: “The town’s population has grown over the last 20 years and we now have a hospital which is creaking at the seams. I’ve invited the Health Secretary Matt Hancock to meet with me so I can put the case to him. We need an NHS in Warrington that is ready for the challenges of the future”.
This investment will all contribute to the NHS Long Term Plan’s goal of catching three-quarters of all cancers earlier when they are easier to treat.
Cally Palmer, National Cancer Director at NHS England, says “Cancer survival is at a record high thanks to better prevention, earlier diagnosis and world-leading treatments in the NHS”.
“This major investment in the best modern scanning technology will benefit patients in every part of England, helping us to achieve the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambitions of catching tens of thousands more cancers earlier when they are easier to treat, saving 55,000 more lives nationally every year”.
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