Tenovus Cancer Care's response to new Single Cancer Pathway
This morning, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announced the introduction of a new, streamlined, Single Suspected Cancer Pathway to improve quality and outcomes for cancer patients in Wales.
Claudia McVie, Chief Executive of Tenovus Cancer Care, commented: “We welcome the long-awaited announcement of the introduction of the Single Cancer Pathway.
“For too long we have had a system that often does not work for patients, leaving them with delays in diagnosis, referral or treatment, which can have a devastating effect on their health and chances of survival.
“There is no reason why Wales should continue to lag behind many other similarly developed countries around the world for waiting times and survival rates and hopefully the Single Cancer Pathway will start to fix some of the issues that need to be addressed urgently.
“Patients need a streamlined and efficient pathway which gives them access to the best treatment in a timely manner and if implemented correctly, a Single Cancer Pathway should improve patients’ experiences and cut delays.
“We have called for more diagnostic capacity across NHS Wales for many years and we hope the new Single Cancer Pathway is an important step in reducing the inequality throughout the system.”