11/11/2011

Hospital Waiting Lists Rise

Hospital treatment waiting lists have risen to over 30,000 new figures have revealed.

At the end of September 30,756 adults and children were waiting over three months for in patient or day procedures in hospitals, according to the HSE.

There has been a 50% increase on the waiting list figures since the end of last year.

Figures have increased since Health Minister James Reilly launched a Special Delivery Unit to reduce waiting times at the end of July.

There is a reported backlog of 2,000 since August.

(GK)

Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 July 2015
Health Minister Accused Of 'Manipulating' Hospital Waiting Times
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has been accused of trying to manipulate hospital waiting lists "to disguise the true scale of the crisis", Fianna Fáil's health spokesperson, Thomas Byrne, has said.
30 July 2014
Hospital Waiting Lists 'Spiraling Out Of Control'
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been urged to tackle hospital waiting list before "the crisis spirals out of control", Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said. Deputy Kelleher highlights that the latest figures reveal another increase in the number of patients waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.
22 February 2018
Outpatient Waiting Lists 'Abysmal'
The government's record on outpatient waiting lists has been described as "abysmal", with new figures revealing a 323% increase in the number of people waiting more than 18 months for an outpatient appointment at University Hospital Galway – they're up from 1,184 in May 2016 to 5,008 at the end of January this year.
27 July 2016
Funding Ring-Fenced To Tackle Hospital Waiting Lists
Funding of more than €1 million has been ring-fenced to help reduce waiting lists on the new National Treatment Purchase Fund's (NTPF) Endoscopy Waiting List 2016.
29 January 2008
Monaghan Hospital Facing Cuts
Cost saving proposals will have a severe impact on services, including those in accident and emergency services at Monaghan Hospital. The move is a part of proposed cost savings in overall north eastern health services.