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#CervicalCheck

# 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 23,119 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 19,283 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 7,984 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 10,035 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 11,250 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 10,980 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 15,068 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 38,774 Views 56 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 19,831 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 7,218 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 9,209 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 35,113 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 8,588 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 10,104 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 8,953 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 32,180 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 8,681 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 5,858 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 8,055 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 7,328 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 21,934 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 9,641 Views 23 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Jul 4th 2019, 6:28 PM 8,651 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 17 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 17th 2019, 2:00 PM 14,118 Views 28 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Simon Harris says he'll look to protect Ruth Morrissey award in any appeal of her court case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris says he'll look to protect Ruth Morrissey award in any appeal of her court case

Jun 16th 2019, 1:13 PM 18,737 Views 38 Comments

The two laboratories involved in the case have said that they would appeal.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'

Updated Jun 12th 2019, 6:42 PM 15,841 Views 39 Comments

A report released yesterday indicated that Irish smear samples were sent to 16 labs – not 6, as was initially reported in 2018.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'Lack of transparency to Irish women was entirely unacceptable': Report finds smear tests were sent to 16 labs
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

'Lack of transparency to Irish women was entirely unacceptable': Report finds smear tests were sent to 16 labs

Jun 11th 2019, 3:21 PM 9,397 Views 11 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally’s latest report is the just the latest review into the CervicalCheck scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved
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# CervicalCheck

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,885 Views 6 Comments

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 3 May, 2019

Ruth Morrissey: 'I want to move on and spend whatever time I've left with my daughter'
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# CervicalCheck

Ruth Morrissey: 'I want to move on and spend whatever time I've left with my daughter'

Updated May 3rd 2019, 12:49 PM 65,948 Views 41 Comments

Morrissey and her husband Paul took the action against the HSE and two US laboratories.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism
# Backtrack
# Backtrack

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Apr 25th 2019, 3:22 PM 76,353 Views 83 Comments

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 6:27 PM 17,509 Views 49 Comments

The Health Minister staunchly defended his decision to offer free repeat smears last year.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million

Updated Apr 4th 2019, 10:30 PM 17,069 Views 22 Comments

“The last few months have been so stressful for me and my family – just that thought of facing court as I recover from the last treatments of chemotherapy.”

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Updated Apr 3rd 2019, 12:59 PM 21,296 Views 56 Comments

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 28 March, 2019

CervicalCheck: It has cost €9.6m to give free repeat smear tests to women
# Out Of Cycle Smears
# Out Of Cycle Smears

CervicalCheck: It has cost €9.6m to give free repeat smear tests to women

Mar 28th 2019, 5:07 PM 5,776 Views 12 Comments

Women who had had a free smear test were offered a repeat between May and December 2018.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Mar 27th 2019, 5:46 PM 6,209 Views 11 Comments

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 22 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:28 AM 8,802 Views 6 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Monday 18 March, 2019

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'
# Independent TD
# Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

Mar 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 23,932 Views 12 Comments

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 11 March, 2019

CervicalCheck ex-gratia payments scheme to be set up 'in the coming weeks'
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

CervicalCheck ex-gratia payments scheme to be set up 'in the coming weeks'

Mar 11th 2019, 7:35 PM 9,305 Views 19 Comments

The scheme is designed to provide an alternative, “non-adversarial” option for women affected by the CervicalCheck issue.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Feb 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 25,912 Views 20 Comments

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,887 Views 20 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.