Statement from 221+ re out of date samples.

Dear Members Please see below our statement on the recent NSS reports on out of date samples. Below this, please see links to the statement from the NSS and an FAQ sheet. If you have any further questions, please contact Winnie or Liz at info@221plus.ie  Statement from 221+ re ‘out of date’ samples. We note …

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE FAMILY OF THE LATE LAURA BRENNAN

March 20th will mark the 2 year anniversary of the death of Laura Brennan, the HPV advocate campaigner, who passed away from cervical cancer aged just 26. Laura’s relentless campaigning to raise awareness of cervical cancer, and to convince parents of the necessity of vaccinating their teenagers against the HPV virus, will leave a legacy …

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Press Release : 221+ re Minister’ announcement of CervicalCheck Tribunal 21 Oct 2020

221+ deeply disappointed and frustrated at Donnelly response re CervicalCheck Tribunal “We seek further engagement for change on Tribunal as previously requested or will recommend members not engage” – last minute letter fails to address issues raised in September meeting – proposed process and timings of Tribunal raise barriers rather than offer relief Seven weeks …

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Join Our Team! We are recruiting a Membership Administration Assistant

We are looking for a Membership Administration Assistant to join our team Type: 3 days per week (21 hours), maternity cover contract (circa 7 months) Location: Remote working and Dublin 4 Salary: Available on Request Closing Date: 12pm on Tuesday, 15th September 2020 Full Description Background information: Following Vicky Phelan’s court case, the significant revelations related to the CervicalCheck …

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Minister commits to additional funding for 221+ Group

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD met with representatives of the 221+ Group – the CervicalCheck patients support group, the Marie Keating Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society yesterday. At the meeting, the Minister committed to providing additional funding for the 221+ Group beyond the current agreement. The Minister for Health said; “I am …

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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+ on the passing of Ruth Morrissey

Ruth Morrissey is not just a statistic. She was first and foremost a loving mother, wife, daughter and sister. Our first thought today is for her husband Paul, Ruth’s daughter Libby and their extended family. Ruth was one of the original 221 women directly impacted by the historical shortcomings of CervicalCheck.  Her passing brings a …

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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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CervicalCheck – Programme update

CervicalCheck – Programme update   The population-based screening programme CervicalCheck has been paused on public health advice since March 30 due to the situation with Covid-19. The pause is to protect patients and staff by complying with social distancing guidelines. The HSE has temporarily redeployed staff and resources to the response to Covid-19. However, clinical …

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