Harris considers statutory inquiry into CervicalCheck

Several women were not told of the delay in their cancer diagnosis

Simon Harris, Minister for Health: A review team established by Mr Harris assessed each of the 206 cases over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Simon Harris, Minister for Health: A review team established by Mr Harris assessed each of the 206 cases over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government is considering launching a statutory inquiry into the failure of the State’s national cervical cancer screening programme to inform women they were wrongly given the all-clear from the disease.

Minister for Health Simon Harris is understood to be moving towards the option following an initial review of more than 200 cases, which is understood to have found a number of women were not told of the delay in their cancer diagnosis.

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