§ Mr. Richards
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what measures are being taken in Wales to enhance the provision of out-patient cancer treatment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
In addition to the NHS in Wales's ongoing development programme funded from resources allocated to health authorities, recent centrally funded developments include the provision of replacement linear accelerators at Singleton hospital, Swansea at a cost of some £2 million and at Velindre hospital, Cardiff, at a cost of £1.4 million. In addition, I announced on 22 June the development of a dedicated cancer treatment centre for north Wales at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan to provide a full range of palliative and curative care, including radiotherapy. Many of the estimated 2,000 patients treated annually will be out-patients.