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Media leaks let the CervicalCheck families down again – Louise O’Reilly TD

11 September, 2018 - by Louise O'Reilly TD


Speaking in the wake of the leaked report from Professor Scally, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has criticised the Minister for Health Simon Harris.
 
Teachta O’Reilly said:
 
“It is not acceptable that the families who have been impacted by what we now refer to as the ‘CervicalCheck scandal’ hear from the media about the contents of the report. 
 
“I wrote to the Minister during the recess to request that the women and their families be the first to see this report because I believe that this is the very least they deserve. 
 
“While the Minister announced that he agreed with this view, the leaking of the report means that the women and their families are learning of the contents of this most important report via the media. 
 
“This is utterly disrespectful and statements from the Minister expressing surprise at the leak that came from his office are pretty pathetic.
 
“The Minister needs to put the victims before his attempts to spin the news.”

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