Hopes Rise for Lister Radiotherapy Unit

North East Hertfordshire MP Oliver Heald met Lister Chief Executive Nick Carver to discuss the Clinical Review of Mount Vernon Hospital.  As well as outlining the problems with the Mount Vernon site, the review recommended a satellite radiotherapy facility for Hertfordshire residents.  This strengthens the case for a satellite radiotherapy centre at the Lister Hospital.

Commenting, Oliver Heald said “Although the Clinical Review was very critical of the facilities at the Mount Vernon and highlighted a need for change, one piece of good news was the recommendation for a satellite radiotherapy facility in our area.  I have been pressing for this with other MPs, including Stephen McPartland, and hopefully this means that action will be taken before too long.”

Nick Carver said “We strongly support the recommendation that there should be a satellite radiotherapy facility for Hertfordshire and ideally it would be on the Lister site.”

The East & North Herts NHS Trust has confirmed that it will be bidding for funding in the next waive of STP funds.