221+ welcomes confirmation of Independent Chair of CervicalCheck Steering Committee

The 221+ Patient Support Group strongly welcomes confirmation by Minister Stephen Donnelly T.D. that the work of the CervicalCheck Steering Committee is to continue under an independent chair. The resumption of the work of the Committee was a key request of this group going into the election. It brings necessary oversight to delivering on the …

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Statement from 221+ regarding the delay in the establishment of the CervicalCheck Tribunal

The Department of Health yesterday confirmed the further delay to the establishment of the CervicalCheck Tribunal following the appointment as President of the High Court of the previously selected Chairperson of the Tribunal. The purpose of the CervicalCheck Tribunal is to enable women and families impacted by the acknowledged failures of the State through CervicalCheck …

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221+ join with NWCI and 28 other organisations to call for universal health care for all

Dear Sir/Madam, In response to the recent publication of the FF/FG Framework Document we welcome the commitment to expedite the implementation of Sláintecare and the reiteration of the commitment to universal healthcare services. Ireland’s response to COVID-19 has shown the pressing need to deliver a single tier health system and our capacity to create – …

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221+ on Supreme Court judgement on appeal of Morrisey CervicalCheck decision

The 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group welcomes the Supreme Court judgement issued today (Thursday, 19 March, 2020) which upholds the findings of the High Court in the case of Ruth Morrissey, one of the original 221 women directly impacted by the CervialCheck debacle first uncovered almost two years ago. We are relieved and pleased for …

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221+ defers member events to avoid unnecessary contact

The increasing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) will clearly concern and create worry for those that have previously suffered health impacts as a consequence of the CervicalCheck debacle. Given the potential impact that COVID-19 (coronavirus) may have on cancer patients, it has been decided to cancel all upcoming 221+ meetings and events. While the numbers attending would be …

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221+ Go Before the Oireachtas Health Committee

At their meeting on Tuesday 17, December, 2019 with the Oireachtas Committee for Health, Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap, patient representatives of the 221+ Patient support Group reiterated the importance of continued oversight on the implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Cervical Check undertaken last year by Dr. Gabriel Scally. Summary of Key …

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