Who we are
The 221+ Patient Support Group was established in July 2018 to provide information, advice, and support to the women and families directly affected by failures in the CervicalCheck Screening Programme that came to light following Vicky Phelan’s court case in April 2018.
The group is governed by a steering committee, which includes representation from the Irish Cancer Society, the Marie Keating Foundation, the Irish Patients Association, and several members.
We are a completely independent organisation and are not operated by the HSE or Department of Health.
Who can join
The 221+ Patient Support Group was only set-up to support individuals identified by the HSE as being directly affected by failures in the CervicalCheck Screening Programme. This includes the 221 women and next of kin identified in 2018 through the internal audit process and the additional women and next of kin identified through the RCOG Independent Review in 2019.
Unfortunately, we are not currently able to accept additional members who fall outside of these groups or who have not been identified to us by the HSE.