CervicalCheck Update

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This morning.

At a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee.

Officials from the Department of Health and the HSE are giving an update to the committee on CervicalCheck – including Secretary General of the Department of Health Jim Breslin and HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor.

In the last few minutes, Ms O’Connor said:

A key risk to enable cervical screening to continue in Ireland was the extension of the laboratory contracts. The HSE has a signed agreement with one of the private providers and are working through the detail of a contract with a second provider with whom we have a heads of agreement.”

Watch proceedings live here

Almost 80,000 women waiting up to 27 weeks for smear test results – HSE (Jennifer Bray, The Irish Times)