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Notice: please defer all cervical screening appointments 18-21 May inclusive

(18 May 2021)

Dear Colleague,

The cyber attack on our IT systems has caused disruption to our services. To give us some time to check the safety of our processes, we are asking that you defer all screening appointments booked for this week (18-21 May).

For the week of 17-21 May we ask that you:

  • Contact your patients booked in for screening and defer their appointments
  • Reassure your patients that it is safe to wait a little longer for their screening test
  • Do not take any new samples
  • Continue to return any samples you have taken to date

For the moment we are unable to issue your patients’ screening test results to you. We are asking you to defer your appointments this week to enable us to complete a risk assessment and ensure the safety of your patients.

As this is an evolving situation, we will update you by Friday 21 May with further information on sample-taking, for the week beginning 24 May.

Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é CervicalCheck
Bosca Oifig Phoist 161, Luimneach
Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55
CervicalCheck is part of the National Cancer Screening Service
PO Box 161 Limerick
Freephone 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.