HSE clarify 20 week anomaly scan available to all pregnant women at Cavan General

Friday, 11th January, 2019 11:58am

HSE clarify 20 week anomaly scan available to all pregnant women at Cavan General

HSE told Niamh Smyth TD that anomaly scan open to all pregnant women in Cavan General.jpg

The HSE has provided confirmation that all pregnant women will be eligible for a 20 week anomaly scan at Cavan General Hospital. Concern had been expressed by some women who were told that they were not eligible for the scan.

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has received confirmation on the issue from the HSE by way of a parliamentary question in recent days.

"This correspondence from the HSE is very reassuring and leaves no room for confusion on this issue. The letter clearly states that 'the 20-week anomaly scan is currently available to all women at Cavan General Hospital who have been referred by their GP'.

"I sought clarity on this issue after being contacted by a number of women who had been told that they were not eligible to receive the scan locally.

"The provision of anomaly scans at Cavan General Hospital marked a major step forward for women living in the area, who previously had to travel to Dublin. I had been campaigning on this issue since my election to the Dáil in 2016 and was particularly pleased when it was announced last year.

"I am now glad that I can eliminate any confusion about eligibility as the HSE has provided absolute clarity on the issue - all expectant mothers can access this can at Cavan General Hospital once they have been referred by their GP,” concluded Deputy Smyth.

 

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