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Latest News & Reports
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
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
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
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
The Supplementary Report to his Scoping Inquiry into CervicalCheck published today (Tuesday 11 June, 2019) by Dr. Gabriel Scally is disturbing for the 221+ support group as it highlights that despite over a year of work, the failings we are battling are still being uncovered. We represent real people – mothers and grandmothers, sisters, wives,
CervicalCheck Tribunal must be fast-tracked to end ‘cruel’ public court battles The 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group notes the outcome today (Friday, 3 May, 2019) of the High Court case of Ruth Morrissey, one of the 221 women directly impacted by the CervialCheck debacle first uncovered just over a year ago. For many affected
221+ Private Member Portal
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.
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.
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.