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#cervical check

# cervical-check - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family

Both Labour’s Alan Kelly and the Social Democrats’ Róisín Shortall said the apology “is too late”.

# cervical-check - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Vicky Phelan backs Lorraine Walsh's decision to quit CervicalCheck committee

“I share Lorraine’s concerns about the RCOG review process,” Phelan said.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Health Minister Simon Harris says limitations of smear screening is a 'difficult, painful reality'

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists review found the CervicalCheck programme was working effectively overall.

# cervical-check - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

# cervical-check - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE boss says it's 'awful' women weren't told of CervicalCheck results as review finds 4,000+ cases

The review was published this afternoon.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July

Meanwhile, the HSE says that 52 of the women who were re-tested were found to have HPV.

# cervical-check - Monday 15 July, 2019

DCU president to lead HSE's 'rapid review' into IT glitch that left 800 without smear test results

Simon Harris said he was not made aware of the IT glitch until last Wednesday.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

€20,000 for women affected by CervicalCheck non-disclosure

Payments to women who have already applied through the scheme are expected to be made shortly.

# cervical-check - Monday 17 June, 2019

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

# cervical-check - Friday 10 May, 2019

Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons said the standard of absolute confidence would have a ‘grievous impact’ on testing.

# cervical-check - Monday 8 April, 2019

Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris

The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health.

# cervical-check - Friday 22 March, 2019

'Deeply flawed' policy on open disclosure in the HSE still in place, Scally review finds

Dr Gabriel Scally is satisfied the HSE has put adequate resources into acting on his recommendations following CervicalCheck.

# cervical-check - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Government announces tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Justice Mary Irvine will chair of the tribunal.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Exclusive

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

# cervical-check - Thursday 6 December, 2018

CervicalCheck: Women have until end of this month to apply for free repeat test

Free repeat smear tests will end on 31 December.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'A star that inspires us': Community gathers to send Emma Mhic Mhathúna on her final journey

The first of two funeral masses took place at Seipeal na Carraige, Baile na nGall this morning.

# cervical-check - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire

Existing contracts with two laboratories are due to expire this month.

'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Emma died yesterday – just five months after being told that her cancer was terminal.

# cervical-check - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer'

Scally report finds disclosure was “handled badly in most cases”.

Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'

The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review

“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

# cervical-check - Friday 7 September, 2018

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed

MInister for Health Simon Harris will meet with the author of the report Dr Scally next week.

# cervical-check - Monday 6 August, 2018

'Unacceptable' that some patients may have to get repeat cervical smears due to backlog

It emerged today that some women who were retested might have to go through the procedure again as their samples are out of date.

# cervical-check - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

# cervical-check - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Taoiseach and Health Minister asked to explain why Cervical Check cases still ending up in court

Opposition parties are accusing the Taoiseach and Health Minister of lying.

# cervical-check - Monday 23 July, 2018

'She couldn't stay awake at the end' - Husband speaks of pain of wife's loss following cervical misdiagnosis

Julie Dingivan passed away in April 2017. The cervical check which missed her cancer diagnosis took place in 2009.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

# cervical-check - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Physical checks of 3,000 smear tests haven't started yet - they should have been done by June

It could be months before the slides are tested.

Wrong site surgery and patient death: Harris wants to make open disclosure mandatory in serious cases

The country’s open disclosure policy was put back into the spotlight in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervical-check - Friday 29 June, 2018

Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women'

The terminally ill mother-of-five settled her case against the HSE and Quest Diagnostics.

# cervical-check - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick

Phelan said she plans to fund a person to provide cancer patients with access to the latest cancer drug therapies.

# cervical-check - Friday 22 June, 2018

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

# cervical-check - Friday 15 June, 2018

Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system

Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.

# cervical-check - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking

Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.

Number of women affected by smear test scandal expected to increase

The Head of the National Screening Service Damien McCallion says more women will be contacted about their cancer test audits.

# cervical-check - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe

The Scally probe has been provided with unsearchable and hard to read documents.

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