Tuesday 22 October 2019

CervicalCheck victims to get briefing on Scally report

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Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal and bereaved relatives are to be briefed on the findings of the report of Dr Gabriel Scally next week.

Dr Scally delivered his scoping report to Health Minister Simon Harris yesterday. It examined a range of issues, including safety of cervical screening.

He spent months examining documents obtained from the HSE and has visited the laboratories where tests are carried out.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said the report will be forwarded to the Attorney General prior to submission to the Government and publication.

"The minister intends to meet Dr Scally next week to be briefed on his report, after which the minister will bring it to Cabinet. The minister also intends to liaise with Dr Scally on arrangements to brief the women and their families on the contents of the report," she added.

Irish Independent

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