From top: Alan Kelly and Tony O’Brien this afternoon
Public Accounts Committee
Labour TD Alan Kelly, vice-chair of the Public Accounts Committee, raised a memo sent to HSE chief Tony O’Brien in 2016
Mr O’Brien said that while he learned about the Vicky Phelan case on RTÉ News, he said he was told in the briefing note that a communications process was about to begin to notify patients with cancer about an audit of their smear tests.
“I was aware that an audit was carried out which was good practice. I was aware of a detailed plan to communicate the results of that audit,” he said.
….Mr O’Brien told the committee that he will strive to get a copy of the memo to the PAC today before the meeting concludes…
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