Six oncology centres to be closed down

10-12-2008

The health ministry is planning to close down a third of the country’s oncology centres, with the aim of improving and expanding those currently providing top-quality care. The decision was made following an audit of oncology centres around the country and is supported by the Czech Oncology Society. The head of the society Jiří Vorlíček said he had long been aware that the level of care provided in different institutions vastly differed but the most he could do was to privately advise his patients where they would get better care.