Statement from 221+ Patient Support Group Re: HSE Validation Report

We welcome the publication of the final ‘221 Validation Report’ relating to those women impacted by the CervicalCheck debacle. This report, though not providing information on individual women, does present a clear picture of the various issues and complications, which have been experienced by this group of women. The report confirms the most regrettable death …

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Statement from 221+ Patient Support Group, HSE Update on CervicalCheck Tests

The 221+ Patient Support Group welcomes a statement issued by the HSE on the 24th January, which offers some level of clarification on delays in screening test results and also on problems that have emerged in relation to standard HPV tests. The HSE statement advises us that cervical smear results are currently being reported, on …

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Statement from the 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group, Compensation Tribunal – 20 December 2018

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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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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