Lorraine Walsh

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Vicky Phelan, Stephen Teap and Lorraine Walsh at  the formal launch of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It should be a good news story: a women’s health service, led by women, using new technology to screen for cervical cancer, and saving up to 100 lives(...)

 Lorraine Walsh says even where cases have been finalised and substantial damages awarded, the pain of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal persists.

The death, a fortnight ago, of Ruth Morrissey, at the age of 39, created a lot of unrest among the other women whose lives have been affecte(...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The funeral of CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey is to take place in Limerick on Wednesday. Ms Morrissey (39), who died on Sunday following a (...)

Ruth Morrissey’s smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 had been incorrectly reported. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The State did not apologise to CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey for the “magnitude of harm” caused by the misreading of her smear and “now it i(...)

Stephen Teap, Cork Person of the Year 2019, with award. Also in picture, from left, Tim Lucey CEO Cork County Council, Ann Doherty, CEO Cork City Council and Tom Fitzpatrick, editor Irish Examiner. Photograph: Martin Collins

Cervical smear test campaigner Stephen Teap has won Cork Person of the Year for 2019 and he dedicated the award to his late wife, Irene Teap and all t(...)

Prof Henry Kitchener, lead assessor with the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Oireachtas/PA Wire

The authors of an independent review of tests made under the CervicalCheck screening programme have defended their work following criticism from patie(...)

Cancer survivor Lorraine Walsh told the Oireachtas health committee she was made to feel ‘stupid and irrelevant’ as a patient advocate on the CervicalCheck steering committee. File photograph: Tom Honan

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh has said she was “dismissed, ignored, bullied and threatened” by the Department of Health while working as a patient a(...)

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh said she learned of RCOG’s approach to its review of CervicalCheck after receiving her own report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has been accused of “skewing” the results of its review of CervicalCheck by including cas(...)

Vicky Phelan: ‘I do not have confidence in the RCOG review process,’ she posted on Twitter. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cervical cancer patient advocate Vicky Phelan has offered her “full support” to fellow campaigner Lorraine Walsh following her decision to step down f(...)

CervicalCheck campaigners Lorraine Walsh and Vicky Phelan at Leinster House in October. Photograph: Tom Honan

Another of the inquiries triggered by the CervicalCheck controversy – the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) review of Cervical(...)

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