Dáil Éireann - Volume 648 - 26 February, 2008
Written Answers. - Cancer Screening Programme.
Deputy Dinny McGinley Deputy Dinny McGinley
Deputy Dinny McGinley asked the Minister for Health and Children when BreastCheck will be extended to County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7859/08]
Deputy Jan O’Sullivan Deputy Jan O’Sullivan
Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health and Children when it is intended to provide breast cancer screening in each of the counties that will be served by mobile BreastCheck units in the south and west; the start-up dates for each of those counties; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8080/08]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
 Deputy Mary Harney: I propose to take Questions Nos. 180 and 212 together.
BreastCheck commenced roll-out in the Western Region last May and in the Southern Region last October. I officially opened the BreastCheck clinical static units in Cork and Galway last December. The screening sequence for roll out to individual counties will be dictated by BreastCheck’s management and operational considerations such as maximising uptake, most efficient use of mobile and static units and radiographic personnel. The Programme is designed to offer repeat screening within an interval of 21-27 months.
The Deputies specific questions in relation to timeframes for roll-out of the Programme are the responsibility of the National Cancer Screening Service. Accordingly, my Department has requested the Chief Executive Officer of the Service to respond directly to the Deputies in relation to the matters raised.
Dáil Éireann 648 Written Answers. Cancer Screening Programme.