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# smear-tests - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,654 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

# smear-tests - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

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 30,730 Views 38 Comments

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

# smear-tests - 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 16,205 Views 14 Comments

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

# smear-tests - 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 10,078 Views 12 Comments

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# smear-tests - 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 8,010 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.

# smear-tests - 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 15,810 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.

# smear-tests - 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 17,061 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.”

# smear-tests - 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 21,255 Views 56 Comments

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

# smear-tests - Friday 25 January, 2019

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'
# Repeat Tests
# Repeat Tests

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2019, 11:17 AM 6,497 Views 11 Comments

Women are having to wait an average of 22 weeks to receive their results, and thousands of tests need to be redone.

Women with history of abnormal smears face 'anxious wait' for delayed results
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Women with history of abnormal smears face 'anxious wait' for delayed results

Jan 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 6,897 Views 7 Comments

There is no provision for expediting cases where there is a known history of cancer or abnormal smear results.

# smear-tests - Thursday 24 January, 2019

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog

Jan 24th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,636 Views 18 Comments

The smear-test samples expired after there was a delay in transferring the samples to a slide within the six-week timeframe.

# smear-tests - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Sandyford lab told Simon Harris that CervicalCheck was 'in jeopardy' and urgent action was needed
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Sandyford lab told Simon Harris that CervicalCheck was 'in jeopardy' and urgent action was needed

Jan 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,133 Views 24 Comments

Six months later, the HSE announced that GPs had been told the offer of free repeat smear tests were to end on 31 December.

# smear-tests - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,115 Views 25 Comments

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

# smear-tests - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Senior doctor warned Harris of 'dangerous' delays due to surge in demand for free smear rechecks
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Senior doctor warned Harris of 'dangerous' delays due to surge in demand for free smear rechecks

Jan 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,913 Views 20 Comments

The letter says that there had been a delayed diagnosis after the results of a smear test taken in June were received in October.

# smear-tests - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results
# State Papers 1988
# State Papers 1988

Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results

Dec 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,386 Views 0 Comments

19 women wrote to the then-Minister for Women’s Affairs and Family Law about the issue, State Papers reveal.

# smear-tests - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 10:54 PM 12,883 Views 23 Comments

Free repeat smear tests will end on 31 December.

# smear-tests - Monday 19 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
# Bbc 100 Women
# Bbc 100 Women

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

Nov 19th 2018, 6:44 PM 24,803 Views 28 Comments

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

# smear-tests - Monday 12 November, 2018

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong
# Open Disclosure
# Open Disclosure

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

Nov 12th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,916 Views 10 Comments

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

# smear-tests - Monday 8 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 8th 2018, 5:54 PM 7,554 Views 16 Comments

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

# smear-tests - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,888 Views 17 Comments

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

# smear-tests - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 11th 2018, 11:45 AM 39,994 Views 54 Comments

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

# smear-tests - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

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

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

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 34,082 Views 66 Comments

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

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

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

Aug 1st 2018, 3:06 PM 33,073 Views 0 Comments

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

# smear-tests - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'
# Smear Test Controversy
# Smear Test Controversy

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Jul 31st 2018, 7:08 PM 10,029 Views 38 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

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

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

Jul 31st 2018, 12:27 PM 12,091 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-tests - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 11:53 AM 9,184 Views 21 Comments

It could be months before the slides are tested.

# smear-tests - 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 42,151 Views 66 Comments

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

# smear-tests - 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 17,190 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-tests - 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 26,809 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.

# smear-tests - 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 12,767 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.

# smear-tests - Monday 14 May, 2018

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 19,293 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.

# smear-tests - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'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 105,123 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.

# smear-tests - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'
# Incorrect Smear Tests
# Incorrect Smear Tests

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'

May 8th 2018, 7:17 PM 50,343 Views 24 Comments

Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.

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 31,998 Views 47 Comments

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

# smear-tests - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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”.

# smear-tests - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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 22,972 Views 35 Comments

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

# smear-tests - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'

May 1st 2018, 6:29 PM 23,603 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach said he could not rule out a commission of investigation into the controversy in the future.

# smear-tests - Monday 30 April, 2018

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.

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