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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 September 2021

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Ceisteanna (820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 826)

Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

820. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the BreastCheck website and the advice that was made available through that platform for women in view of the suspension of the BreastCheck service; and the information provided in relation to alternative measures that women could undertake during the Covid-19 restrictions. [46741/21]

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Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

821. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health the reason the BreastCheck website has now changed and appears to have been replaced by the HSE. [46742/21]

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Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

822. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the number of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 after their BreastCheck was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46743/21]

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Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

823. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health if the reason BreastCheck appointments were cancelled in 2020 was due to the redeployment of staff for Covid-19 related assistance who would have normally conducted the BreastCheck service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46744/21]

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Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

824. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health if all BreastCheck appointments were cancelled in 2020; if BreastCheck appointments are now 12 months or more behind schedule; and the contingency plans that are in place to address the backlog in BreastCheck appointments. [46745/21]

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Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

825. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health the breakdown of those awaiting BreastCheck appointments by CHO area in tabular form. [46746/21]

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Violet-Anne Wynne

Ceist:

826. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Health the communication that was given to the women on the BreastCheck database in relation to the suspension of the service; the way they were communicated with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46747/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 820 to 826, inclusive, together.

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Question No. 821 answered with Question No. 820.
Question No. 822 answered with Question No. 820.
Question No. 823 answered with Question No. 820.
Question No. 824 answered with Question No. 820.
Question No. 825 answered with Question No. 820.
Question No. 826 answered with Question No. 820.
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