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HSE outline scale of Drogheda Cancer Scandal to Sinn Féin

1 April, 2008


Local HSEsources today confirmed to Sinn Féin Louth County Councillor Tomás Sharkey that the misdiagnosis of cancer patients in the Louth/Meath group of Hospitals is confined to the radiology department and the numbers affected are expected to be in single figures.

 

Following his meeting with the HSE Cllr. Sharkey said:

 

“Following yesterday’s ambiguous statements by the HSE as to the scale of the scandal local HSEsources this morning confirmed to me that the misdiagnosis is confined to the radiology department and that the numbers affected are expected to be in single figures. Importantly the HSE committed to contacting individuals and families affected within the next twenty four hours. They also confirmed with me that the misdiagnosis took place within the lifetime of the HSE. 

 

“Inadequate resources and facilities for oncology in the North East have been repeatedly highlighted by front-line staff. Services in this region need to be enhanced significantly and as a matter of urgency. Lives are literally at stake.” CRÍOCH

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