A demonstration will take place at The Fairgreen in Westport at 2pm this afternoon  (Saturday), as part of a nationwide rally following the Cervical Check scandal.

The demonstrations are being organised by the Standing4Women campaign, and will take place at 2pm in 26 counties across the country.

The organisers are calling for the new Patient Safety Bill, which will provide for mandatory open disclosure, to be enacted without any further delays.

It emerged in April that an audit of smear tests showed 209 women with cervical cancer would have benefited from earlier treatment.

Tara Bleeks is regional organiser of Standing4Women, and says today's demonstration in Westport is the second of its kind in Mayo, to show support for the women involved and their families.

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