Thursday February 27, 2020

How not to handle a health crisis

From doctors not informing patients of test results to the state’s rash offer of repeat tests, many errors have been made in the CervicalCheck scandal

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

5th August, 2018
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: under fire for their handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Vicky Phelan broke down outside the High Court on April 25. She has since become a national figure and an advocate for change in the health service.

Phelan opened the Pandora’s box that is the CervicalCheck omnishambles - one that has highlighted a multitude of system failures at a number of different levels.

Many members of the public remain confused about what exactly transpired. There is understandable confusion around the false negative test results...

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