On November 7th 2007 the Secretary General of the Department of Health and Children, Michael Scanlon, on behalf of his Minister, wrote to Professor Brendan Drumm, CEO requesting an urgent Report on the circumstances which led to the decisions by the HSE to:
1) Suspend the breast radiology service
2) Place the consultant radiologist on administrative leave and
3) Initiate a clinical review of breast cancer services in the period November 2003 to August 2007 at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
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