Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (63)

Alan Kelly

Question:

63. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the number of claims made against the cancer screening programme regarding BreastCheck screening since its commencement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27722/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive. 

I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that a total of 22 claims have been made in relation to the BreastCheck programme. These claims relate to allegations of cancer misdiagnosis, clinical procedures, slip trips and falls, and other physical hazards.