Cervical Check“I didn’t want to go on national television and tell the women of Ireland that I’ve no confidence in this report, but I couldn’t stand behind it either and tell them I have faith in it.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Cervical cancer survivor and patient advocate Lorraine Walsh spoke with Ray D’Arcy on Wednesday afternoon via the RTÉ Galway studio. On the day before, Lorraine announced her resignation as one of the patient representatives on the Cervical Check Steering committee. She told Ray how she was feeling 24 hours later: “I’m heartbroken, Ray. To be quite honest with you, I didn’t want …

CervicalCheck‘We’re pretty much no further down the road than we were a month ago with regards to having questions answered.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Rallies took place across the country yesterday as the organisation Standing4Women, a group set up in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal, called on the government to take further action. Sean O’Rourke was joined by Rosie Condra and Stephen Teap. Rosie Condra is one of 209 women who were given inaccurate smear test results, which were subsequently sent for audit without their knowledge. Stephen Teap is the husband of the late Irene Teap, who died of cervical cancer …

Vicky Phelan‘I had cancer back in 2011. And it was missed.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Vicky Phelan was awarded €2.5m in her court case against an American testing lab and the HSE for incorrectly testing a smear test resulting in a missed cancer diagnosis. Vicky joined Ray D’Arcy after what she described as a “busy day” and a “busy week”. Vicky went for a routine smear test with Cervical Check in 2011. Her results came back normal. She had never …