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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Friday 18 May, 2018

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE

It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech TERMINAL CANCER This post contains videos

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm' Communication Breakdown This post contains videos

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'

John Connaghan said women in Ireland had been “understandably frightened and concerned” by what they had read and heard.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

'Let responsibility lie where it lies': What exactly is the CervicalCheck inquiry looking at?

The results of the investigation are due by the end of June.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 14 May, 2018

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

The previous figure was 17 women.

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'My mam is one of the 17 women who have died': Family told mother had smear test incorrectly read

Grace Rattigan has told the story of her mother Catherine Reck, who she says could have received treatment earlier.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 11 May, 2018

Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff

O’Brien announced his resignation last night after coming under pressure over the smear test scandal.

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting

Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media' Cervical Cancer This post contains videos

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal

O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.

Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.

'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying

Emma Mhic Mhathúna is one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 7 May, 2018

Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline

The HSE has returned 2,686 calls to over 7,678 people.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 4 May, 2018

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

Tánaiste says sacking more people over CervicalCheck scandal won't help to establish the truth

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on Tony O’Brien to resign.

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal

The issue dominated large chunks of Leaders’ Questions today.

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 30 April, 2018

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

The HSE earlier today confirmed that 17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the CervicalCheck controversy have died.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

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