Gabriel Scally

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Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene Teap died of  cervical cancer, Dr Gabriel Scally and Lorraine Walsh,  who received an incorrect smear test result, at the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme in September 2018.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new report by Dr Gabriel Scally into the outsourcing of smear tests to Hawaii and Orlando in the US is expected to be considered by the Cabinet on T(...)

In some cases, women are still being asked to wait longer than 33 weeks to receive the results of their smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive has reached an agreement with a US testing laboratory to help clear the massive backlog of smear tests in the CervicalChe(...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan accused the Government of using Brexit as a “blanket excuse” for not implementing promises following the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

We’ve all had the experience of events that, however carefully planned, just don’t work out. When you reach your third or fourth attempt to rework you(...)

Vicky Phelan arrives at the Department of the Taoiseach in Dublin for a meeting with Leo Varadkar to raise concerns about the Government’s handling of the CervicalCheck scandal.

Vicky Phelan has criticised Leo Varadkar and his Government for “unacceptable delays” in dealing with the fallout from the CervicalCheck controversy. (...)

In his latest progress report on the CervicalCheck controversy, Dr Gabriel Scally notes the current open disclosure policy, which he has described as deeply contradictory and unsatisfactory because it does not compel clinicians to disclose failings in the care of patients, has yet to be updated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Open disclosure is a stated policy of our health service. There is also a commitment to a duty of candour for health professionals and healthcare orga(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who last June recommended that women affected be given an interim ex-gratia payment of €2,000 each. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy will be able to apply for ex-gratia payments within weeks under a €5-million scheme appro(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  ‘The media need to back off and stop the sensationalist and inaccurate stuff.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for failing to introduce (...)

The HSE report found that almost half of the 221 group were women in their thirties, while 30 per cent were in their forties. Photograph: iStock

Most of the 221 women caught up in the cervical cancer screening controversy are now free of the disease though they may continue to experience side-e(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I knew there was a potential issue, but I did not know there were 6,000 women waiting to be retested.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris has moved to reassure women who will have to be recalled for repeat smear tests that the clinical risk is “exceedingl(...)

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