Terminally ill Vicky Phelan gave an incredibly brave interview on The Ray D'Arcy Show 4 months ago

Terminally ill Vicky Phelan gave an incredibly brave interview on The Ray D'Arcy Show

She revealed that Minster Simon Harris rang her to personally apologise for what happened to her.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that a new helpline has been set up following the recent announcement that a number of patients were given incorrect test results at the time of the Cervical Cancer tests.

The HSE released figures on Friday 27 April stating that in 206 cervical cancer cases, the delay in the cancer being detected following smear tests suggested that these women missed out on earlier intervention.

It was then announced that the Cervical Check team could not confirm whether these women involved had actually been informed.

At the centre of this scandal was Vicky Phelan, the terminally ill woman whose incorrect cancer test result has shone a light on the failings in the CervicalCheck programme

On Saturday night, she revealed that Minister for Health Simon Harris called her personally to apologise.

She went on to tell the audience about her reaction at the exact moment she discovered that her cancer was terminal, and the incredibly difficult process of informing her family about the diagnosis:


Also, during the interview, as she is tell Ray about the confidentiality agreement she was asked to sign, news broke that the Clinical Director of CervicalCheck, Dr Gráinne Flannelly, had informed the HSE the she was to resign her position.

The entire interview was incredibly brave and hugely emotional, and obviously viewers had nothing but tremendous respect for Vicky Phelan: