The Tánaiste says lessons must be learned following the delayed diagnosis scandal at University Hospital Kerry.
A review of over 46,000 scans, which was published last December, found that the scans of 11 patients were misread by a locum radiologist between March 2016 and July 2017; this radiologist no longer works at the hospital.
These 11 people suffered delayed diagnosis which had a serious impact on their health.
The South/South West Hospital Group has confirmed that seven people have now died.
Simon Coveney was in Kerry today and told Radio Kerry News it is a very concerning issue.
He says lessons must be learned to prevent mistakes like this happening again in the future.