Supporting individuals directly affected by failures in the CervicalCheck Screening Programme
Acting as an inclusive voice for all impacted by the crisis
Working for an effective, high-quality cervical screening programme for all women in Ireland
  • Have you, your relative or friend been affected?
  • Register with the 221+ Patient Support Group

The 221+ Patient Support Group is currently only set-up to support women and families identified by the HSE.  If you have any questions about your eligibility to join the group, please review the FAQ’s on this site and contact if more guidance is required.

If you are eligible to join the group, please first submit the Enrolment Consent Form provided by your Liaison Officer. After this is received, you will be able to request access to the private member portal on this site.  Please contact if you need assistance.

Latest News & Reports

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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221+ Private Member Portal

Up-To-Date Information

Important information is communicated in a secure and confidential manner. Member updates regarding key issues, developments within the Government, and private events are routinely posted.

Expert Advice

An ‘Ask the Specialist’ service enables members to ask questions and receive a quick and confidential response from an oncology specialist. The site also hosts periodic webinars focused on issues of interest to cancer survivors.

Peer Support

The online Forum provides members an opportunity to interact with each other on topics of interest. Event booking for member events is also offered conveniently through the site.