HSE suspect scan review at University Hospital Kerry nearing completion after four months
THE review of suspect scans at University Hospital Kerry is nearly finished, with just over 95 per cent of images now reviewed.
To date, 256 patients have been recalled for new scans and 10 missed diagnoses – at least seven of which involve Cancer and one of which is understood to be inoperable – have been identified.
Since last October a team of 10 consultant radiologists have been working on the review which involves a complete recheck of every scan examined by a locum radiologist who worked at the hospital from March 2016 to July 2017.
The review involves a recheck of 46,235 individual scans including x-rays, scans and ultrasounds relating to 26,756 individual patients, the majority of whom live in Kerry.
According to the HSE’s South/South West Hospital Group’s latest update – issued last Thursday – 95.16 per cent of the re- view is complete with 43,999 images, relating to 26,397 patients, now reviewed.
The cases of just under 99 per cent of the affected patients in Kerry, Cork and west Limerick have now been fully reviewed .
The HSE said the review is “almost complete” and the review continues “to progress significantly”. Based on the progress to date it is now expected that the review will be concluded within the next week to 10 days.