HSE unclear on audit total
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.