Mrs Erskine said, “Finding new ways of being able to diagnose and treat people should be at the forefront of transforming our health service. We must continually look for ways in which we can enhance and transform services for patients.
Today the launch of the rapid diagnostic centres will do that. Having been announced earlier this year, it is welcome to see them open today. It will be a leap forward in getting timely diagnosis for patients. For patients within my rural constituency, it will mean this particular service will be on their doorstep which shows a commitment to ensure services aren’t always Belfast-centric.
Hopefully this new service will create better outcomes for patients with a cancer diagnosis. Early detection is key and I welcome today’s launch of the service.
We must continue to push forward with health transformation to create a better health service. For my part I will champion innovative and courageous moves within the health service, to create better outcomes for patients and staff.”