HSE Reveal Hospital Outpatient Waiting Lists

The latest figures from the HSE reveal that more than 5,600 patients in Limerick have waited at least four years for an out patient appointment.

Some 4,148 patients at the Mid Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital were waiting four years or more, as of the end of February. With a further 1,473 patients waiting at the nearby Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle.

105,632 patients nationally, waited over a year for a first time consultant outpatient appointment.

The figures also show the hospitals with the longest outpatient waiting lists:

• University College Hospital Galway with 41,035 patients

• Waterford Regional with 28,625 patients

• Tallaght Hospital with a total of 26,119 patients

• Limerick Regional which had 23,098 patients

• Cork University Hospital with 22,944

• Beaumont Hospital in Dublin with 22,206 patients on waiting lists.


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