§ 25. Mr. Hylton-Foster
asked the Minister of Health to what extent facilities are available in York for giving deep X-ray treatment, or how soon it is hoped that they will be made available.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
There are, at present, no facilities for this treatment in York, but it is the policy of the Leeds Regional Hospital Board to develop a full radiological service there. The equipment has already been procured and the Board are shortly to decide when they will be able to install and operate it.
§ Mr. Hylton-Foster
Will my right hon Friend remember that this kind of treatment can be very punishing to the patient and that it is dreadful for the patient to have to travel 20 miles or more after treatment?
§ Mr. Macleod
Yes, Sir. The equipment has become available rather sooner than was expected, and the committee dealing with this matter is meeting on 19th June.