Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Over 2000 women called CervicalCheck helpline since Saturday

Over 2000 women called CervicalCheck helpline since Saturday

It has also been revealed that a helpline for women concerned about this matter has now received 6,000 calls.

'This investigation will place a particular focus on the quality assurance systems, clinical audit processes and the communications with patients.

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and the Tanaiste, Simon Coveney, have apologised to Ms Phelan and her family.

Ms Phelan said that the revelations by Dr Gibbons - who revealed he warned the then CEO of the National Cancer Screening Service Tony O'Brien that the outsourcing of cervical smear tests to the United States would lead to missed cases or misdiagnoses - rendered an apology by Mr O'Brien extended to her last week as "null and void".

Mr Lynch said that a different clinical treatment should have been provided to 175 of the 208 women when their original smear tests were re-read by the review team.

A TOTAL OF 60% of people don't have faith in CervicalCheck, the national cervical screening programme, according to a new poll.

Speaking on Ray D'Arcy's Radio One show on Monday afternoon the mother-of-two said: "I'm very upset to be honest, to think that there is 17 women, it was bad enough that I knew there was three, I'm quite upset today".

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'A liaison nurse specialist will co-ordinate the work of the Expert Panel and will identify and ensure the provision of any required supports for the women involved.

The HSE also confirmed today that 162 of those 208 women were not told that a review had been conducted or what the results of the said review were.

'I also intend to bring proposals to Government next week to legislate for mandatory open disclosure for serious reportable events.

Mr Harris said he hopes these steps "will ensure the integrity of the cervical screening programme at the same time as providing learning for all cancer screening programmes".

Vicky was given incorrect test results and is now terminally-ill with cervical cancer and she settled her High Court action against a USA laboratory for €2.5m last week.

"And by God I'm going to take these guys on".

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