Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (652)

Bríd Smith

Question:

652. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the reason no breakdown was provided as to the degree of change noted in 305 of the slides under consideration in the laboratory audit of 221 cases; the further reason no breakdown was provided as to which laboratories the 305 slides came from and the degree of change that pertained to each laboratory concerned; the further reason the 38 slides that did not have changes in their original interpretation after the review; and the further reason they were not removed from the statistics provided in the laboratory breakdown in table 4. [45155/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The laboratory audit that the Deputy refers to was carried out by the HSE. Queries in relation to the information provided in the report of that audit are a matter for the HSE.

Accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.