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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221+ Marks the Passing of Orla Church

We have just learned with great sadness of the death of Orla Church, a member of the 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group. We offer deepest sympathy to her entire family and friends at this very difficult and sad time. Many of us got to meet and know Orla in the past months and she was …

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Address by Lorraine Walsh to the RCPI, 28th November 2018

Good Morning, my name is Lorraine Walsh, originally from Mayo and living in Galway, I’m married to Gary. I am speaking here this morning in a personal capacity, however, I am always and ever speaking on the behalf of the other 220 families tied up in this situation, when I have an opportunity. I would …

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Statement from 221+ Patient Support Group

Pending more detailed information on implementation we welcome, with some caution, the publication of the Judge Meenan Report today, which brings some clarity to the legal pathways open to women and families who have been impacted by the CervicalCheck debacle. We are understandably disappointed that the earlier commitment by An Taoiseach to a totally non …

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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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