Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to receive share of £200m funding for new cancer screening machines

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay has welcomed the news that Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust will be receiving a share of £200m funding for new cancer screening machines.

RCHT is one of 78 trusts across the country that will benefit from funding for new cancer testing and detection technology have been announced.

Commenting, Steve said:

“This is great news. The new machines will improve screening and early diagnosis of cancer at Treliske, and are part of the government’s commitment to ensure 55,000 more people survive cancer each year.”

Commenting, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:

“This new state-of-the-art equipment for 78 trusts across England will ensure doctors and clinicians can help even more people survive a cancer diagnosis and stop the disease as early as possible.”

“It’s mission critical that the technology our NHS uses to prevent and diagnose cancer is brought into the 21st century. We have backed the roll-out of these new machines with £200 million in funding, as part of our Long Term Plan, backed by an extra £33.9 billion a year.”