Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (63)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

63. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the number of claims made against the cancer screening programme regarding BreastCheck screening since its commencement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27722/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive. 

I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that a total of 22 claims have been made in relation to the BreastCheck programme. These claims relate to allegations of cancer misdiagnosis, clinical procedures, slip trips and falls, and other physical hazards.