Friday, May 26, 2006

10,000 women caught in a 'breast cancer backlog' (Northern Ireland)

About 10,000 women are now caught in a backlog for breast screening in the Northern Health Board area, the BBC has learned. The board said it was currently running 13 months behind schedule. It comes after a consultant radiologist who worked at three NI hospitals was suspended over concerns about his "clinical judgements". A review of hospital procedures and an investigation into his work was launched last year. Thousands of cases in which the consultant was involved - at Antrim Area, Belfast City and Altnagelvin hospitals - are being reviewed. Last week, it emerged that 19 women who were patients at Antrim Area Hospital had breast cancer which went undiagnosed - despite screening. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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