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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

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 18,848 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 12,766 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 8,323 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 19,613 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 18,755 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 19,291 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 31,340 Views 32 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 27,605 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 62,849 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 62,980 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 59,019 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 28,419 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 39,192 Views 51 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 29,617 Views 58 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 105,119 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 13,835 Views 59 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 31,995 Views 48 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 12,832 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 12,301 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 14,992 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 24,571 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 22,455 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 25,508 Views 82 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 11,461 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 26,352 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 16,813 Views 16 Comments

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

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,546 Views 12 Comments

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

May 2nd 2018, 12:47 PM 13,016 Views 36 Comments

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

May 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 22,971 Views 35 Comments

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

May 1st 2018, 10:25 PM 28,573 Views 69 Comments

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

May 1st 2018, 5:10 PM 10,449 Views 21 Comments

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

May 1st 2018, 3:40 PM 25,824 Views 68 Comments

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 30 April, 2018

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck
# Cancer Scandal
# Cancer Scandal

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Apr 30th 2018, 11:35 PM 8,252 Views 18 Comments

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme
# Screening Scandal
# Screening Scandal

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

Apr 30th 2018, 7:05 PM 60,453 Views 150 Comments

The HSE earlier today confirmed that 17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the CervicalCheck controversy have died.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment
# Cancer Drug
# Cancer Drug

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Apr 30th 2018, 4:45 PM 31,452 Views 50 Comments

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

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Apr 30th 2018, 9:55 AM 16,050 Views 51 Comments

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Apr 28th 2018, 5:53 PM 19,812 Views 41 Comments

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 27 April, 2018

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews
# Smear Test
# Smear Test

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Apr 27th 2018, 9:10 PM 22,406 Views 46 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'
# Missed Abnormality
# Missed Abnormality

CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'

Apr 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 17,767 Views 16 Comments

The screening programme said that it had received a slight increase in calls after the Vicky Phelan High Court case settlement.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 22 April, 2013

New lab that deals with cervical and bowel screening results officially opens today
# Screening Programme
# Screening Programme

New lab that deals with cervical and bowel screening results officially opens today

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 6,008 Views 6 Comments

MedLab Pathology, based in Sandyford, has been awarded 50 per cent of the contract for the CervicalCheck programme and will also work with the State’s BowelScreen programme.