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CervicalCheck update 31.01.22 – Cyber attack on the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital

(31 Jan 2022)

Some people who had their screening test at the end of 2021 may have a short delay in receiving their cervical screening results. This is because of the cyber attack on the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital on 16 December 2021. The attack affected the hospital's IT systems. The Coombe is one of the labs we use to process cervical screening samples. We are working with the Coombe to ensure all women receive their result letter.

The Coombe remains unable to process new screening samples taken. As a result, all other screening samples are being processed by our US laboratory partner, Quest Diagnostics.

The Coombe colposcopy clinic is not able to accept new referrals for follow-up tests. This is due to the cyber attack.

GPs who refer to the Coombe can send new referrals to Tallaght University Hospital colposcopy clinic in Dublin for the next four to six weeks. We will update this regularly.

If you have any further questions please contact info@cervicalcheck.ie or Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

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Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55
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Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.