According To Her Wish


This afternoon.

Kildare Street and Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

The hearse with the coffin of CervicalCheck cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhatha passes by the Dáil (Leinster House) and Government Buildiings (above).

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Earlier: At Dublin’s Pro Cathedral

Sam Boal/RollingNews


Dr Gabriel Scally arriving at Leinster House to take questions from the Joint Health Committee this morning

Members of the Scally Review have expressed concern that there may be other women affected by the CervicalCheck crisis, not included in the group of 221 identified by the Health Service Executive.

Dr Gabriel Scally, who led the review and Dr Karin Denton, a UK consultant cytopathologist who assisted, said they have been asking the HSE more questions this week about this issue and the protocols used to identify the original group of 221 women.

Dr Scally described that protocol as flawed and said he was not aware of any basis for the way the HSE identified the group of 221 women.

Protocols used to identify women in CervicalCheck crisis ‘flawed’ – Scally (RTÉ)

12 thoughts on “According To Her Wish

    1. Cian

      Do you realise that both of these photographs were taken by someone “taking a photo of a passing hearse.”?

      1. Dhaughton99

        Yes but from a distance. There’s a big difference between a professional doing their job and a gawker rubbernecking with their phone.

      2. giggidygoo

        Did you look at the guy in the photo, outside the gate? With a mobile phone? No? Just jumped in to try be smart. Not so smart though?

  1. giggidygoo

    Dr Scally described that protocol as flawed and said he was not aware of any basis for the way the HSE identified the group of 221 women..
    Expediency. That’s the basis. It’s the usual ‘you have to get rid of that stuff quickly, no matter what’
    The expediency doesn’t affect the HSE folk, though Tony Boy retired. The expediency is to try provide cover for the Minister, the Boy Harris. The boy who takes to twitter to express his condolences. My oh my. Sure isn’t he great? As good as Coveney. Those two don’t give a toss. Back to normal now.

    When will the FF lot grow a pair? (Apart from Martin who can’t ) and call time on this FFG partnership?

    1. SOQ

      I worked for a certain requirement company who done particular grade advertisements and receipt of applications for the HSE. They insisted that all CV’s be printed out and physically transferred to their office, taxied to the other side of the country. I scratched my chin about that one until I realised that there was to be no digital trail.

      In this case it should be no surprise that some women were missed. The cover is for way more than a few at top end. It really doesn’t matter who the minister is, the corruption and incompetence is elbow deep.

      1. Dhaughton99

        I worked on the IT side of the HSE last year and if any hospital staff from anywhere in the country needed to use Skype for a meeting or presentation, a courier had to be sent for the only laptop in the org with Skype installed.

        1. SOQ

          Yes well, I am anti Skype, I am anti meetings in fact. People rushing from meeting to meeting to hear themselves talk is just looking good, especially on Skype.

          Doesn’t explain the HSE’s use of private recruitment agencies to circumvent employment law of course.

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