Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (230)

Clare Daly

Question:

230. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the removal of the BreastCheck unit from a location (details supplied) and the consequence that the nearest alternative location is Eccles Street; when a more suitable location will be available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22414/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A BreastCheck mobile unit was located at the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, between February and October 2018. All eligible women in the area were invited for a free mammogram at that time.

The BreastCheck programme aims to offer screening services to women in locations that are as convenient as possible for them. The National Screening Service are in discussions with the Pavilions Shopping Centre, and with other sites in Swords, with a view to returning to provide further screening.

In the meantime, women in Swords are invited to avail of the service at Eccles Street and they may arrange an appointment with BreastCheck by calling (01) 882 6900.