Thursday, 31 January 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Regarding the CervicalCheck scandal that broke last week, I tabled a parliamentary question to ask how many women will get a notification to return for a repeat smear test. The reply I received today asked me to clarify whether I was referring to the small number in 2018 or whether I wanted to get the numbers for 2015. I would think it was pretty obvious I was looking for last year's numbers. Specifically, how many women are going to get a notification to return and when will the backlog be cleared? Currently, the wait time for a woman getting a smear test today is beyond six months; it used to five weeks. When is the Government going to fix it?