Statement from the 221+ Patient Support Group Re: Compensation Tribunal

We broadly welcome the announcement by Minister Harris of the establishment of a Compensation Tribunal, to be chaired by Judge Mary Irvine, for those women and families affected by the CervicalCheck debacle. We note Minister Harris has indicated that he may set up a non-statutory ex-gratia scheme to compensate the women who did not receive …

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CervicalCheck Steering Committee Update

Meeting Date: 8th November 2018 Pertinent Discussion Points and Action Items Updates Regarding Support Package: Work is on-going in the HSE to ensure that women who are having difficulty navigating the health system are supported. HSE Community Operations is looking into a mechanism to record the level and method of engagement between liaison officers and …

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NCCP Research Alert

NCCP Research on How to Improve Early Detection of Cancer In accordance with the National Cancer Strategy, the NCCP is undertaking a national face-to-face survey of randomly selected adult members of the Irish population. The survey is intended to: Establish current public knowledge of the warning signs and symptoms of suspected cancer Assess people’s health …

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Address by Lorraine Walsh to the RCPI, 28th November 2018

Good Morning, my name is Lorraine Walsh, originally from Mayo and living in Galway, I’m married to Gary. I am speaking here this morning in a personal capacity, however, I am always and ever speaking on the behalf of the other 220 families tied up in this situation, when I have an opportunity. I would …

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Statement from 221+ Patient Support Group

Pending more detailed information on implementation we welcome, with some caution, the publication of the Judge Meenan Report today, which brings some clarity to the legal pathways open to women and families who have been impacted by the CervicalCheck debacle. We are understandably disappointed that the earlier commitment by An Taoiseach to a totally non …

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Statement from 221+ Patient Support Group

The 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group was formally launched in Farmleigh today.  Group members Vicky Phelan, Stephen Teap and Lorraine Walsh, with the support of The Marie Keating Foundation, Irish Cancer Society and Irish Patients Association, have established this group. It will be funded by the Department of Health and will operate entirely independently of …

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Scoping Enquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme.

Foreword from report by Dr Gabriel Scally: Dear Minister, This major crisis emerged into the public domain because of a failed attempt to disclose the results of a retrospective audit to a large group of women who had, unfortunately, developed cervical cancer. In particular, it emerged because of the extraordinary determination of Vicky Phelan not …

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Launch of 221+ Website

Today the Cervical Cancer Patient Support Group (221plus) has launched a website portal to provide information and resources to both the public and 221plus members. This portal provides relevant information and resources to the group’s members in a secure and confidential manner. As well as offering expert advice and peer support, information will be made …

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