Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (168)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

168. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his Department notified or sent documents (details supplied) to the State Claims Agency, the Chief State Solicitor or the Office of the Attorney General since 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21715/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The documents concerned were not forwarded to the State Claims Agency, the Chief State Solicitor or the Attorney General.

The documents provided the Department with an understanding that a retrospective clinical audit was being undertaken for quality assurance and learning purposes and CervicalCheck had a clear objective to provide results to consultants in order to allow for direct communication with the women concerned.  The Department was assured as to the merit of the clinical audit and the communication of the results to the women concerned.  

In the circumstances, the question of sharing the documents with the State Claims Agency, the Chief State Solicitor or the Attorney General did not arise.