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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Monday 30 July, 2018

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 11:55 AM 29,868 Views 61 Comments

In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 27 July, 2018

'Cynical and self-serving': Morrissey family slams State Claims Agency for mediation media statement
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Cynical and self-serving': Morrissey family slams State Claims Agency for mediation media statement

Updated Jul 27th 2018, 6:24 PM 20,740 Views 0 Comments

Ruth and Paul Morrissey have taken High Court action over her incorrectly read smear tests.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,102 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment
# High Court
# High Court

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment

Jul 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 34,790 Views 27 Comments

A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 6 July, 2018

Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry now has access to searchable HSE documents
# Scoping Inquiry
# Scoping Inquiry

Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry now has access to searchable HSE documents

Jul 6th 2018, 1:36 PM 7,472 Views 8 Comments

Dr Scally said that it had been difficult to obtain information in the format required.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain

Jul 5th 2018, 12:00 PM 65,047 Views 44 Comments

Emma last week settled a €7.5 million settlement with the HSE over her incorrect smear test results.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 29 June, 2018

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

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

Updated Jun 29th 2018, 8:36 PM 42,227 Views 68 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick

Jun 26th 2018, 6:08 PM 21,628 Views 18 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,967 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

May 31st 2018, 9:42 PM 17,201 Views 0 Comments

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Photos: Protests take place around the country over CervicalCheck controversy
# Standing4women
# Standing4women

Photos: Protests take place around the country over CervicalCheck controversy

May 30th 2018, 10:04 PM 10,070 Views 0 Comments

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women diagnosed with terminal cancer, addressed the Dublin protest.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 18 May, 2018

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE
# Update
# Update

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE

May 18th 2018, 9:20 PM 9,742 Views 24 Comments

It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,617 Views 113 Comments

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech
# TERMINAL CANCER
# TERMINAL CANCER

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

May 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,839 Views 38 Comments

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'
# Communication Breakdown
# Communication Breakdown

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'

May 16th 2018, 12:56 PM 19,319 Views 21 Comments

John Connaghan said women in Ireland had been “understandably frightened and concerned” by what they had read and heard.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

May 15th 2018, 5:16 PM 12,794 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

'Let responsibility lie where it lies': What exactly is the CervicalCheck inquiry looking at?
# Scally Review
# Scally Review

'Let responsibility lie where it lies': What exactly is the CervicalCheck inquiry looking at?

May 15th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,332 Views 14 Comments

The results of the investigation are due by the end of June.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 14 May, 2018

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

May 14th 2018, 10:06 PM 19,643 Views 13 Comments

Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

May 14th 2018, 9:05 PM 18,780 Views 30 Comments

The previous figure was 17 women.

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests

May 14th 2018, 1:27 PM 19,345 Views 12 Comments

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'My mam is one of the 17 women who have died': Family told mother had smear test incorrectly read
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'My mam is one of the 17 women who have died': Family told mother had smear test incorrectly read

May 12th 2018, 4:58 PM 31,360 Views 33 Comments

Grace Rattigan has told the story of her mother Catherine Reck, who she says could have received treatment earlier.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 11 May, 2018

Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff

May 11th 2018, 6:46 PM 27,630 Views 52 Comments

O’Brien announced his resignation last night after coming under pressure over the smear test scandal.

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting

May 11th 2018, 12:08 PM 62,903 Views 74 Comments

Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,998 Views 71 Comments

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal
# Gone
# Gone

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal

May 10th 2018, 9:34 PM 59,113 Views 163 Comments

O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.

Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck

May 10th 2018, 9:10 PM 28,448 Views 76 Comments

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.

'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying
# Mother Of Five
# Mother Of Five

'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying

May 10th 2018, 7:33 PM 39,216 Views 52 Comments

Emma Mhic Mhathúna is one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,646 Views 60 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

May 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 105,245 Views 91 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside
# Chopping Block
# Chopping Block

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

May 8th 2018, 6:20 PM 13,842 Views 58 Comments

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

May 8th 2018, 5:45 PM 32,099 Views 47 Comments

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 7 May, 2018

Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline
# Helpline
# Helpline

Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline

May 7th 2018, 8:25 PM 12,839 Views 39 Comments

The HSE has returned 2,686 calls to over 7,678 people.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 4 May, 2018

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,313 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

Tánaiste says sacking more people over CervicalCheck scandal won't help to establish the truth
# Untenable
# Untenable

Tánaiste says sacking more people over CervicalCheck scandal won't help to establish the truth

May 4th 2018, 8:45 PM 15,004 Views 89 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on Tony O’Brien to resign.

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

May 4th 2018, 6:33 PM 24,587 Views 12 Comments

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug
# Cancer Scandal
# Cancer Scandal

Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug

May 4th 2018, 5:16 PM 22,583 Views 52 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal

May 3rd 2018, 1:54 PM 25,523 Views 83 Comments

The issue dominated large chunks of Leaders’ Questions today.

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

May 3rd 2018, 11:54 AM 11,472 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

May 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 26,391 Views 7 Comments

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?
# Screening
# Screening

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

May 2nd 2018, 6:57 PM 16,969 Views 16 Comments

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.