The CervicalCheck Tribunal Act 2019 provides that Restoration of Trust Meetings will be arranged for the purposes of:
- Documenting experiences,
- Facilitating discussion, and
- Providing information to the appropriate person in respect of their experience in relation to CervicalCheck.
Eligibility to make a request for a Meeting is on the same basis as eligibility for making a claim for compensation to the Tribunal.
The Act provides that requests for Restoration of Trust Meetings should be made to the Facilitator of the Meetings and should specify the persons sought to participate in the Meeting.
The Facilitator of the Restoration of Trust Meetings is appointed by the Minister for Health and their responsibilities will include:
- setting out the process for making a request for a Restoration of Trust Meeting,
- establishing and maintaining a panel of suitable persons to be Moderators, and
- upon receipt of a request for a Meeting, appointing a Moderator from the panel to organise and chair the Meeting.
The Restoration of Trust Meeting process is independent from and will not be initiated at the same time as, the Tribunal’s function in hearing and determining claims. A Facilitator has not yet been appointed by the Minister and the panel of moderators is not yet in place.
Once the Facilitator has been appointed and the panel of moderators has been set up, the processes and procedures for the Restoration of Trust Meetings including how to make a request for a meeting, will be provided here.