Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (340)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

340. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the BreastCheck mobile units which will cease screening in several areas in 2019 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5059/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

BreastCheck provides free mammograms to eligible women across the country. While BreastCheck has four fixed locations, much of the service is provided through mobile units that move from one location to another on an on-going basis, returning to a region every two years.

The date on which screening will end at a particular location is updated regularly on the BreastCheck website and publicised locally. Mobile units return to the same area (often to the same site where the location is suitable and available) in the following screening round.