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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
# Level 5 Restrictions
# Level 5 Restrictions

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments

Jan 7th 2021, 6:10 AM 12,248 Views 10 Comments

Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, a number of GP clinics won’t be able to offer smear tests as part of CervicalCheck.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 10 December, 2020

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
# Noirin Russell
# Noirin Russell

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 6,568 Views 7 Comments

Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died
# RIP
# RIP

Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died

Nov 25th 2020, 11:44 AM 36,318 Views 22 Comments

Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
# 221 Plus Group
# 221 Plus Group

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,667 Views 22 Comments

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

Oct 28th 2020, 7:57 AM 38,432 Views 30 Comments

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored
# 221+ Group
# 221+ Group

'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:45 AM 21,631 Views 23 Comments

Phelan said when it emerged the Tribunal would be set up within the next seven days, “it felt like a slap in the face”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find

Oct 21st 2020, 8:21 PM 17,487 Views 21 Comments

The reports, authored by Prof Susan O’Reilly and Prof Risteárd Ó Laoide, were published today.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
# HSE
# HSE

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,667 Views 42 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 3 September, 2020

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group
# 221+ Group
# 221+ Group

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:39 PM 12,055 Views 9 Comments

Campaigners and advocates met with Stephen Donnelly yesterday.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 31 July, 2020

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

Jul 31st 2020, 7:38 PM 11,601 Views 6 Comments

The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme
# Assurances
# Assurances

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme

Jul 26th 2020, 5:10 PM 14,465 Views 32 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the Government will put forward patient safety legislation in the Dail.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:06 PM 8,757 Views 5 Comments

The judge said the “tragic circumstances had most sadly, come to fruition”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 8:23 PM 17,696 Views 11 Comments

The 39-year-old CervicalCheck campaigner and mother died on Sunday.

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 11:15 AM 30,683 Views 38 Comments

Paul Reid said he has written to Paul Morrissey, Ruth’s husband, to offer an apology on behalf of the HSE.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 20 July, 2020

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 11:04 AM 16,000 Views 14 Comments

CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39
# RIP
# RIP

'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 3:50 PM 54,809 Views 44 Comments

“Neither the HSE nor the State has ever apologised to her, and now it is too late,” a family statement said.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,687 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July

Jun 11th 2020, 10:09 PM 16,108 Views 41 Comments

All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 19 March, 2020

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey

Mar 19th 2020, 12:06 PM 23,004 Views 30 Comments

The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 19,225 Views 6 Comments

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 PM 7,960 Views 4 Comments

Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 8 December, 2019

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?

Dec 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,501 Views 2 Comments

If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report
# 221+
# 221+

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report

Dec 4th 2019, 7:54 AM 11,069 Views 15 Comments

Walsh, who developed cervical cancer, was one of the 221 women whose smear tests were read incorrectly.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

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

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

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 5:49 PM 10,890 Views 3 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

Nov 10th 2019, 1:23 PM 15,019 Views 31 Comments

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology

Oct 23rd 2019, 4:31 PM 38,712 Views 55 Comments

Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.

Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference?

Oct 23rd 2019, 9:20 AM 19,810 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach yesterday formally apologised to the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Taoiseach makes formal apology to women affected by failures in CervicalCheck programme
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach makes formal apology to women affected by failures in CervicalCheck programme

Oct 22nd 2019, 3:44 PM 7,187 Views 30 Comments

Varadkar apologised to the women, their partners and their children for the pain they suffered.

Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal

Oct 22nd 2019, 9:09 AM 9,187 Views 16 Comments

Today Dr Gabriel Scally said some women had been “treated appallingly”.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 4 October, 2019

Cervical cancer campaigner Emma Mhic Mhathuna to be honoured on first anniversary
# Flowers For Emma
# Flowers For Emma

Cervical cancer campaigner Emma Mhic Mhathuna to be honoured on first anniversary

Oct 4th 2019, 3:24 PM 34,988 Views 7 Comments

Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

CervicalCheck scandal: Woman granted leave to serve personal injuries summons on US clinic
# Texas
# Texas

CervicalCheck scandal: Woman granted leave to serve personal injuries summons on US clinic

Aug 14th 2019, 3:12 PM 8,464 Views 5 Comments

The woman claims that Clinical Pathology Laboratories or its agents were guilty of negligence or breach of duty.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 12 August, 2019

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer
# HPV
# HPV

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Aug 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,036 Views 12 Comments

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group
# Accountability
# Accountability

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group

Aug 7th 2019, 5:17 PM 8,930 Views 56 Comments

Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays
# Sharon's Story
# Sharon's Story

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

Aug 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,140 Views 15 Comments

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 26 July, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,658 Views 7 Comments

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing
# Screening
# Screening

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

Jul 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 5,836 Views 10 Comments

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

Jul 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,912 Views 18 Comments

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 14 July, 2019

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment
# Colposcopy
# Colposcopy

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

Jul 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,147 Views 13 Comments

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 12 July, 2019

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test

Updated Jul 12th 2019, 9:20 PM 21,907 Views 50 Comments

The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 11 July, 2019

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

Jul 11th 2019, 9:14 PM 9,624 Views 23 Comments

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

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