Theresa Villiers visits new cancer screening facilities at Finchley Memorial Hospital

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers has welcomed the establishment of a new breast cancer screening unit at Finchley Memorial Hospital.

The resource at the Granville Road site in north Finchley will help the early diagnosis and treatment of the disease for people in the area. It replaces a temporary mobile facility.

Theresa toured the unit with Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group chief executive Kay Matthews and spoke to staff and patients.

She also visited the site of a new CT scanner to be installed at the hospital soon which will help provide early diagnosis for conditions such as lung cancer.

“It was good to visit the new long-term home for the breast screening unit and hear about the exciting plans for a new CT scanner too. These both offer real improvements in our local NHS,” said Theresa.

“I will always campaign for the best healthcare services for my constituents. The early diagnosis and treatment of cancer is fundamental to improving survival rates. I continue to support Cancer Research UK’s campaign to ensure we have enough specialist cancer staff, such radiographers and radiologists, nurses and surgeons; so the NHS can deliver the best treatment for everyone who needs it.”

Earlier this year, Theresa signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister with parliamentary colleagues asking for more recruitment of specialist cancer staff.