Kilkenny hospital contacting women tested without their consent

Women who underwent procedure at St Luke's Hospital Kilkenny without their consent being contacted

Sarah Smyth

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Sarah Smyth

Kilkenny hospital contacting women tested without their consent

Kilkenny hospital contacting women tested without their consent

A number of women who had gynaecological “exploratory work” without their consent at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny are currently being contacted by the hospital group. The Ireland East Hospital Group is contacting five women about the incident which happened late last year.  

Minister for Health Simon Harris spoke yesterday about the matter and he said that the department had sought confirmation from the hospital group that women’s needs were being addressed.

“The Department of Health has been advised by the HSE of a review of hysteroscopy procedures in St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.  The HSE has stated that the reviews and its recommendations are being considered by the Ireland East Hospital Group. It is important to await the outcome of this process and the department is engaging with the HSE in this regard,” the Minister said.