New head of Cervical Check says number of women affected likely to increase

The new head of Cervical Check, who is from Co Sligo, says the number of women affected by the recent smear test scandal is likely to increase.

209 women were not told about the clinical audit of their cancer tests and that number is likely to rise as more cases are reviewed.

The State Claims Agency has told an Oireachtas Committee there’s now 28 active legal cases in relation to Cervical Check.

Head of the National Screening Service Damien McCallion was questioned by Labour TD Alan Kelly in todays PAC meeting, and he says more women will be contacted about their cancer test audits…