221+ Response to State Apology to the Women and Families affected by the CervicalCheck Debacle, October 22, 2019.

The State’s acknowledgement and apology through An Taoiseach to the women and families adversely impacted by the abject failures of CervicalCheck is a watershed moment. It is an acknowledgement from the core of Government that our healthcare system was not patient centred. It is a first step in the process of rebuilding confidence in the …

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221+ Patient Support Group to assist women receiving RCOG review results

 We are pleased to note that the long-awaited outcomes of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) review of the smear tests of over 1,000 women are soon to be communicated to those women. A package of advance information will be arriving with the women involved this week which outlines a number of options …

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Statement from 221+ re: Meeting with An Taoiseach and the Minister for Health

Our patient representatives – Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap – met privately this morning with An Taoiseach and the Minister for Health to discuss all aspects of the role of the State in the CervicalCheck debacle and in particular the basis for a formal apology to the women and families impacted. A full apology is …

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Statement from 221+ re: MacCraith Rapid Review

Absence of a ‘Women First’ approach sums up CervicalCheck saga 221+ welcomes HSE promise of stronger structures and management for Screening Services MacCraith findings on incremental decision making, underestimation of problems and poor communications underpin and elaborate on previous Scally findings Positive recognition for and engagement with patient representatives essential The conclusion that there was …

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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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