Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (159)

Ruth Coppinger

Ceist:

159. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Health when he or his predecessor's attention was drawn to the problems with CervicalCheck false negative results; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21700/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Documentation from 2016 that contained references to the cervical cancer clinical audit, and the outcomes therefrom, was not brought to my attention, or that of my predecessor, until its release last week.

I received a briefing note in relation to a legal case which had been taken against MedLab/Clinical Pathology Laboratories Ltd, a company providing cytopathology for CervicalCheck, and the HSE on 16 April 2018. I have published that briefing note and set out the information available to me on the record of the Dáil.