ON Spokesman said, "In 2018, there was a £ 1,500 charge to cover the unit's parking for six months on the Westbourne parking lot in Liskeard.

"Following a recent review, the NHS will not charge a fee for parking their mammography vehicle in Cornwall Council paid parking garages."

A spokeswoman for the council said she still needed to confirm whether the £ 1,500 fee was enforced or will be enforced.

The number came days after the Royal Cornwall Hospital confirmed that it was in "black alarm", which means it can not guarantee a life-saving emergency care.

Officials called on people to use other services after the warning, largely due to an increase in summer vacation patients.

The NHS Breast Screening Program identifies cancer in about eight out of every 1,000 women screened.

Every year, more than 2 million women are screened for breast cancer in the UK.