The issue of outsourcing health services, to for-profit companies, lies at the heart of the cervical screening catastrophe
Tag: cervical cancer
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 end of summer.
She said: “While I welcome many of the initial recommendations of the Scally scoping inquiry, there is clear evidence of obstruction contained in this report.Read more »
These are clips of Bríd’s contribution to debates on the cervical smear scandal, the ban on online advertising in the referendum, and the state of our schools
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 has called on Minister Simon Harris to focus any inquiry into the actual consequences of the outsourcing of cervical screening in 2008.
The Dublin South Central TD said the core issue remains a simple one, “did the decision to outsource cervical screening result in a deterioration of the quality of the screening and did this put women’s lives at risk?”Read more »
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
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.
Bríd made the point that outsourcing servical screening – supported by Fiann Fáil, Greens and Fine Gael, was about profits and not best health outcomes
More questions than answers. Shame on them.