Roll-out of Breastcheck in the Mid-West Urgent

June 3rd, 2008 - Pat Breen
“Since early March only symptomatic mammography is being carried out in Limerick with routine screening mammography now falling under the remit of BreastCheck. However, BreastCheck does not exist not alone in County Clare but in the Mid-West and there is no indication as to when it will be up and running.”

“When mammography services were running in Ennis 550 women presented for mammograms in 2005 with 453 women in 2006 up to October of that year. The women of County Clare were promised that “in parallel with progress under the National Cancer Control Programme, national roll-out of BreastCheck will significantly reduce the number of patients being referred to the symptomatic services are routine referrals”, however, two years later this BreastCheck continues to be unavailable in the Mid-West and now those women who were facilitated with routine mammography have no service at all.”

 

“I am calling for the immediate roll-out of BreastCheck in the Mid-West Region to provide a free mammogram service to women. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women and there is no excuse for the delay in rolling out Breastcheck”

 

See previous PQ for your info. Quoted from above.
 
QUESTION NOS: 151 to 153

DÁIL QUESTIONS

addressed to the Minister for Health and Children (Ms. Harney (Dublin Mid-West))

 

 

by Deputy Pat Breen

for WRITTEN ANSWER on 12/03/2008

 

In parallel with progress under the National Cancer Control Programme, national roll-out of BreastCheck will significantly reduce the number of patients being referred to the symptomatic services as routine referrals. BreastCheck screening commenced in the Western Region last May and in the Southern Region last October.