Thursday, 15 July 2021

Questions (318)

Niall Collins

Question:

318. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health if he will review a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in relation to cervical cancer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31683/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this Parliamentary Question relates to an operational issue, it is a matter for the HSE.

Members of the Oireachtas are advised that the HSE is currently unable to access the information to answer Parliamentary Questions due to the recent cyber-attack, which has required a temporary shut-down of HSE IT systems. The disruption to service is on-going, and the HSE is working hard to restore its IT capacity and resume normal services. Members of the Oireachtas will be advised as soon as the HSE is again in a position to provide responses to PQs and are encouraged to resubmit their Parliamentary Questions at that point.

However, in this case, my officials will follow up directly with the Deputy in relation to this representation.

People can also contact the CervicalCheck programme directly if they have any queries on freephone 1800 45 45 55. The National Screening Service also provide information on their website.