Women affected by CervicalCheck scandal to receive €20,000 each

Women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are to receive €20,000 each.

The Cabinet signed off on the ex-gratia payments this evening.

The payments will apply to women affected by the non-disclosure of the CervicalCheck audit.

The Minister for Health Simon Harris had asked an independent panel to set the compensation level.

The Department of Health will make payments to those individuals who have applied shortly where the panel has already determined that appropriate disclosure did not take place.

In the coming days, the CervicalCheck Tribunal Bill is due to be published. The Tribunal will hear and determine claims arising from the clinical audit, in particular regarding the reading of smears.

It will be chaired by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, a serving judge of the Superior Courts.

More on this topic

Women 'losing the faith' in CervicalCheck and want answersWomen 'losing the faith' in CervicalCheck and want answers

CervicalCheck patient support group welcome HSE's rapid reviewCervicalCheck patient support group welcome HSE's rapid review

HSE announce 'rapid review' after 800 smear results not issuedHSE announce 'rapid review' after 800 smear results not issued

Cervical cancer meetings ‘are being spun’, says Lorraine WalshCervical cancer meetings ‘are being spun’, says Lorraine Walsh

More in this Section

CervicalCheck patient support group welcome HSE's rapid reviewCervicalCheck patient support group welcome HSE's rapid review

Doubling amount of ethanol in petrol 'could reduce our carbon emissions'Doubling amount of ethanol in petrol 'could reduce our carbon emissions'

Man's life saved in dramatic rescue off Dublin BayMan's life saved in dramatic rescue off Dublin Bay

People urged 'that little bit more vigilant' when it comes wildfiresPeople urged 'that little bit more vigilant' when it comes wildfires


Lifestyle

This year heralds the return of a much-maligned shade, pulled from the design doldrums and now paired with some unexpected complementary colours, materials and tone-on-tone activity, writes Carol O’Callaghan.Fifty shades of beige

Their romance took Laura Roset and Ken Mohally from Mallow to Moldova and back again.Wedding of the Week: Love spreads from Mallow to Moldova

Every day, I take my wife a cup of tea in bed. However, we sometimes make love in the mornings and she pauses to finish her cup before it goes cold.Sexual healing: Her long tea breaks cools the moment

As the Caped Crusader hits 80 years of protecting Gotham City, Chris Wasser looks at the history of the world’s darkest superhero.80 years on, Batman still packs a punch

More From The Irish Examiner