34 patients recalled as part of University Hospital Kerry scan review

34 patients have been recalled since the beginning of a major review of scans at University Hospital Kerry.

46,000 images read and reported by a former radiologist at the hospital are being reviewed by a team of ten consultants.

This review of images taken between March 2016 and July 2017 began following three cases of serious delayed diagnosis coming to light; since then four more patients with serious delayed diagnosis have been identified.

Today the South/South West Hospital Group’s Serious Incident Management Team held their weekly meeting.

In a statement it says 21,850 images have now been reviewed which account for more than half of the 26,000 patients impacted.

To date, the number of patients recalled is 34, no further clinical follow up has been required for these patients in relation to their radiology investigations.

A helpline, manned by six staff members and available on 1800 742 290, will remain open from 9am to 5pm on normal working days.

Over 550 calls have been made to the line since it opened on Monday.