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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
# Highs And Lows
# Highs And Lows

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,404 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,274 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab
# Urgent Need
# Urgent Need

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Dec 5th 2018, 5:57 PM 18,849 Views 20 Comments

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer
# Pembro
# Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 16,914 Views 9 Comments

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 19 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
# Bbc 100 Women
# Bbc 100 Women

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

Nov 19th 2018, 6:44 PM 24,794 Views 28 Comments

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 12 November, 2018

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong
# Open Disclosure
# Open Disclosure

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

Nov 12th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,915 Views 10 Comments

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process
# High Court
# High Court

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 8:17 PM 26,430 Views 53 Comments

“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 5 November, 2018

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'
# HSE
# HSE

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'

Updated Nov 5th 2018, 4:46 PM 25,457 Views 63 Comments

Varadkar said Tony O’Brien “was right to step down” as HSE chief in light of the CervicalCheck scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,719 Views 53 Comments

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 2 November, 2018

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT

Nov 2nd 2018, 9:49 PM 36,557 Views 14 Comments

Phelan’s bravery in making public her missed CervicalCheck results led to national outcry and an investigation.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Oct 18th 2018, 2:03 PM 7,950 Views 25 Comments

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Oct 16th 2018, 2:10 PM 6,916 Views 12 Comments

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Oct 10th 2018, 7:11 PM 10,096 Views 17 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Oct 10th 2018, 4:43 PM 20,024 Views 11 Comments

Crowds gathered to remember and thank Emma, who had spoken on behalf of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire

Oct 8th 2018, 5:54 PM 7,554 Views 16 Comments

Existing contracts with two laboratories are due to expire this month.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 5 October, 2018

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review

Oct 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,195 Views 10 Comments

Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

Sep 19th 2018, 9:26 PM 10,479 Views 26 Comments

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

Sep 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 8,039 Views 0 Comments

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies

Sep 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 12,259 Views 49 Comments

The report highlighted how the family of one woman was told “nuns don’t get cervical cancer”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,884 Views 17 Comments

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
# Cancer
# Cancer

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review

Sep 11th 2018, 11:45 AM 39,992 Views 55 Comments

“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 12:38 PM 11,599 Views 34 Comments

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 34,080 Views 66 Comments

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab

Aug 1st 2018, 3:06 PM 33,070 Views 0 Comments

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'
# Smear Test Controversy
# Smear Test Controversy

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Jul 31st 2018, 7:08 PM 10,027 Views 38 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 30 July, 2018

Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments

Jul 30th 2018, 2:28 PM 16,139 Views 76 Comments

Varadkar promised in May that pending cases over the ongoing scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 11:55 AM 29,849 Views 61 Comments

In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 27 July, 2018

'Cynical and self-serving': Morrissey family slams State Claims Agency for mediation media statement
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Cynical and self-serving': Morrissey family slams State Claims Agency for mediation media statement

Updated Jul 27th 2018, 6:24 PM 20,706 Views 0 Comments

Ruth and Paul Morrissey have taken High Court action over her incorrectly read smear tests.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,055 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment
# High Court
# High Court

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment

Jul 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 34,767 Views 27 Comments

A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 6 July, 2018

Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry now has access to searchable HSE documents
# Scoping Inquiry
# Scoping Inquiry

Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry now has access to searchable HSE documents

Jul 6th 2018, 1:36 PM 7,465 Views 8 Comments

Dr Scally said that it had been difficult to obtain information in the format required.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain

Jul 5th 2018, 12:00 PM 65,018 Views 43 Comments

Emma last week settled a €7.5 million settlement with the HSE over her incorrect smear test results.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 29 June, 2018

Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women'

Updated Jun 29th 2018, 8:36 PM 42,140 Views 66 Comments

The terminally ill mother-of-five settled her case against the HSE and Quest Diagnostics.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick

Jun 26th 2018, 6:08 PM 21,510 Views 18 Comments

Phelan said she plans to fund a person to provide cancer patients with access to the latest cancer drug therapies.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,943 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

May 31st 2018, 9:42 PM 17,190 Views 0 Comments

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Photos: Protests take place around the country over CervicalCheck controversy
# Standing4women
# Standing4women

Photos: Protests take place around the country over CervicalCheck controversy

May 30th 2018, 10:04 PM 10,048 Views 0 Comments

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women diagnosed with terminal cancer, addressed the Dublin protest.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 18 May, 2018

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

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

May 18th 2018, 9:20 PM 9,728 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,569 Views 113 Comments

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
# TERMINAL CANCER

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

May 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,808 Views 38 Comments

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