Tag: women’s health

Bríd on the Late Debate on RTE radio 1, 12.6.18: cervical screening

The issue of outsourcing health services, to for-profit companies, lies at the heart of the cervical screening catastrophe

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Bríd on the pope’s visit and other issues

Bríd was on The Tonight Show last night – 11.6.18. Some selected clips here dealing with the pope’s visit and opt-out schemes for anti-choice doctors.

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Updated statement on delayed Scally Inquiry

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit            12/06/2018 People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has expressed her disappointment with the announcement that the scoping inquiry into Cervical screening will not complete its work before the

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Bríd Smith TD on the RTE News 10.5.18: the cervical smears scandal

 

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Brid Smith TD speaking in Dáil Éireann on the cervical smears scandal. 10.5.18

 

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Danger of an overblown exercise that takes months and yields no new insights, says Brid Smith TD

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit    04/05/2018 TD calls for short focused review of cervical screening service Danger of an overblown exercise that takes months and yields no new insights, says Brid Smith TD Bríd Smith TD

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Brid Smith TD on accountability for the cervical screening catastrophe.

The government wants an enquiry about the cervical screening debacle, but meantime – no suspensions, no sackings, no accountability. Brid debates this with Simon Coveneny on the floor of the Dáil today

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Bríd Smith TD questions officials regarding cervical screening in Dáil committee

HSE and Dept of Health officials were questioned regarding the policy of outsourcing smear testing. Outsourcing was predicted to cause problems, yet that was the choice made, and followed, by successive governments, with disasterous results.

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Bríd Smith TD on the cervical screening debacle, Dáil 1.5.18

Bríd made the point that outsourcing servical screening – supported by Fiann Fáil, Greens and Fine Gael, was about profits and not best health outcomes

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Bríd Smith TD questions officials re cervical screeing in Dáil committee

More questions than answers. Shame on them.

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