Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (410)

Micheál Martin

Question:

410. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the recent resignation of the patient representative from the CervicalCheck steering group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51606/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Patient representatives make a significant contribution on an ongoing basis to the work of the Department, the HSE and health agencies. In relation to CervicalCheck, the patient voice has been at the centre of the work underway to address the range of issues arising, and to implement the recommendations of Dr Scally's Scoping Inquiry. I received the resignation of one of the patient representatives on the CervicalCheck Steering Committee at the end of October. I have written to her to thank her for her work, perseverance and dedication and for ensuring the patient voice is at the centre of decision-making.