Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (255)

Bríd Smith


255. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the laboratories from which the 221 cases of misdiagnosed smears under Cervical Check came, by laboratory and by year in tabular form. [40777/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE has recently completed a report which provides a breakdown of the laboratories in which the smear tests of the 221 women involved in the CervicalCheck audit were analysed. This is information that has been requested, by the women and families involved and by members of the Dáil, over recent months. This report has now been shared with the 221+ Patient Support Group and with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health.

As referenced in section 4 of the report, at the request of the 221+ Patient Support Group, the HSE intends to provide a breakdown of laboratory results by laboratory, by month, over the duration of the programme. I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy with further detail on this matter.