CervicalCheck; Dublin City University president Prof Brian MacCraith
The Irish Times is reporting that a woman, who wants to be identified as Ms Scullion, made contact with the newspaper in the wake of Dublin City University president Prof Brian MacCraith’s report on delays in the issuing cervical screening HPV retest results to women.
The delays related to a Quest Diagnostics’ laboratory based at Chantilly in Virginia, USA, and Prof MacCraith found that 4,088 cases were affected by an IT problem.
Some 873 women who had repeat HPV tests were not sent results while, in the case of the remaining 3,215 women, results were sent to GPs but not to the women themselves.
Ms Scullion told The Irish Times that she was one of the 873 women and that she received a letter on Tuesday, August 6, telling her that she tested negative for HPV in her HPV retest.
But, Ms Scullion told the the newspaper, she is HPV positive – and she knows this from a previous test.
Further to this…
Marie O’Halloran reports in The Irish Times:
…The HSE on Wednesday confirmed that almost half of the 873 women received a letter in the last week from CervicalCheck that “contained an inaccuracy”.
…In a statement, the HSE said in the letters sent out, “we also confirmed that the result of these women’s HPV re-test was unchanged ‘and remains HPV negative’. However, for some women, this should have read ‘and remains HPV positive’. This was an error on our part and we are very sorry for any confusion it may have caused.”
Previously: No Checks