HSE has been searching for ler world-wide af labs today to help eliminate a large cervicalCheck spread test.
Approximately 80,000 tests were conducted to process and in many cases women wait five months.
"We are conducting a comprehensive worldwide survey to provide additional capacity for women, given the current demands that lead to extended reporting time for women," HSE acting chief John Connaghan said today.
CervicalCheck currently relies on three laboratories in New Jersey, USA, two in Dublin. However, they do not have the capacity to reduce accumulation.
Unread tests followed the decision to make a free scan to any woman outside of their normal three or five-year programs after the CervicalCheck scandal appeared.
He said HSE extended the contracts with laboratories that should end in October.
He said he plans to perform an HPV scan to reduce the likelihood of missed anomalies in laboratories.
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"We continue to support women affected by the crisis and their families.
"We are also strengthening the role of patients in the CervicalCheck program along with establishing a PPI (Public Patient Participation) panel and patient representation on key groups."
He mentioned the planning for the winter of 2018/2019 by mentioning the hospital car crisis.
Priorities for this winter are:
- Ensuring integrated work between acute hospitals and the community.
- Providing sound preparation plans that optimize our current resource.
- Ensure de-escalation before Christmas, maintain the balance of demand and capacity between Christmas and New Year, and ensure increased measures for the New Year's fluctuation.
- A focus on ambulatory patients and elderly individuals, with focus on avoidance, activation, and community support.
- Family Physicians, Nursing Homes and HSE reinforced work arrangements.
Added; "The Ministry of Health has allocated a one-off € 10 million resource for the winter.
"This additional funding is intended to increase community support before Christmas and to open additional capacity in January."