Thursday, 10 May 2018

Questions (208, 209)

Alan Kelly

Question:

208. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the dates and formats by which each of the HSE’s hospital group managers were told of the 2014 audit of cervical cancer cases; if he will publish the correspondence by which they were told; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20611/18]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

209. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the dates and formats by which each of the HSE’s hospital managers in hospitals (details supplied) were told of the 2014 audit of cervical cancer cases; if he will publish the correspondence by which they were told; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20612/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 208 and 209 together.

This question relates to matters which are now the subject of a Scoping Inquiry. I announced the terms of reference of this Inquiry, following agreement by Government, on 8th May 2018.

The Inquiry, led by Dr Gabriel Scally, will examine the facts, including details of the non-disclosure to patients relating to CervicalCheck clinical audits and the management and level of knowledge of various parties including the HSE and the Department of Health. Dr Scally will report to me by the end of next month setting out his findings.