HSE un­clear on au­dit total

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

THE HSE is un­able to ex­plain how 190 women, whose cases were raised in a par­tial CervicalCheck au­dit in 2015, re­late to the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck scan­dal.

Since Oc­to­ber 15, the Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day has made queries to the HSE to es­tab­lish how these cases fit into the over­all au­dit af­ter Dr Karin Den­ton, who worked along­side Dr Scally dur­ing the in­de­pen­dent en­quiry into the scan­dal, raised the is­sue be­fore the Joint Oireach­tais Com­mit­tee on Health on Oc­to­ber 10.

It is still un­clear if any of the 190 women lie out­side of the 221 cases known to be in­volved in the scan­dal.

When this was queried by the MoS, the HSE did not an­swer how these women fit in to the over­all au­dit and how they re­late to the 221 women known to be af­fected.

The HSE in­stead is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment: ‘The HSE is in reg­u­lar con­tact with Dr Scally and his team re­gard­ing their on-go­ing work. We have re­cently ad­dressed queries re­lat­ing to the au­dit and we un­der­stand that there are no fur­ther queries at this point.’

Alan Kelly, Labour TD and spokesman on health put the query through par­lia­men­tary ques­tions and got an al­most iden­ti­cal re­sponse.

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