A total of 61 women who attended cervical screening appointments in the Western Trust area between April 2018 and June 2018, will be recalled for a repeat examination after the Trust’s Pathology Laboratory identified reporting issues.
Said Cllr Dobbins: “This is not the first time mistakes have been made in regards to cervical screening laboratories; lessons should and must be learnt from issues both in the South and in England.
“Undoubtedly this recall will be a cause of concern for many women.
“However, I must stress the fact that only a fraction of those tested between April to June 2018 were affected and will receive letters this week to arrange a repeat test with their GP.
“This does not necessarily indicate that initial results were incorrect, rather the recall is a precautionary measure intended to allay concerns.
“I would urge any woman who is still worried to contact the Western’s Trust Laboratory Department helpline on 0287161 1350,” she added.