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# Waiting Lists

This year
HSE caps wait time for children's aids funding at three weeks
Aids can include manual handling tools, hoists, communication cards, laptops, walking sticks and compression garments.
Prison committees flag serious concerns over inmate mental health
Reports describe severe and enduring mental health issues for many inmates, sometimes exacerbated by the risk of homelessness on release.
Close to 500,000 people on waiting lists longer than maximum Sláintecare wait time targets
434,750 people are exceeding the 10-week outpatient target, equating to a 1% increase compared to the end of April.
Government could reimburse parents who go private to assess children’s needs, Dáil told
The Taoiseach said the proposal was being assessed in response to questions from the Labour Party.
Fears over colon cancer waiting lists as doctors face 'race against time' to diagnose patients
The Irish Cancer Society has warned that almost over a third of patients are not receiving the procedure within the necessary timeframe.
Last year
Healthcare report shows increase in ED attendances and outpatient appointments
Close to 200,000 people had been on outpatient waiting lists for over a year.
Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs
A working group review into the planned closure of ED services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan should be completed in a few weeks.
A review group tasked to give a fresh look at the planned closure of the emergency department will be completed in "a few weeks".
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly asked the HSE to carry out a review of capacity levels in light of a number of concerns being raised.
However, opposition TDs have hit out against the wording of the terms of reference in which the review group is operating.
'Drogheda is under pressure': Taoiseach urges caution over Navan ED closure
On-call GP service 'majorly concerned' over plans to require referrals for patients to Navan
1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital
The treatment will be available because of the EU Cross Border Directive.
The Good Information Podcast: Healthcare - are we moving further away from the solution?
A majority of Irish people are pessimistic about the healthcare service, so what needs to change?
Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?
“The whole point of waiting lists is that you can’t fix them in a year.”
Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'
A letter seen by The Journal states the waiting list for Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore is “in excess of 249 weeks”.
Health Minister launches €350 million action plan to slash hospital waiting lists
Stephen Donnelly said the plan will see 1.7 million people treated and removed from waiting lists, and reduce the total number by 18%.
Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “far too many” children are waiting too long for orthopaedic surgery
'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach
Micheál Martin said record sums of money have been given to the HSE and to CHI.
All time
Children's hospitals forced to cancel surgeries for patients who are in 'increasing pain'
Around 40% of in-patients at children’s hospitals have a respiratory virus.
High attendances at Emergency Departments forced hospitals to cancel non-urgent procedures, Michelle Hennessy reports.
There has been an increase in cases of a respiratory virus among children aged 0-4.
Advocates have called for funding to expand theatre capacity and support recruitment.
Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'
Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'
Consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Connor Green made a passionate plea to overhaul the system.
Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
There are more than 100,000 children on waiting lists for treatment, assessment and diagnostic tests.
Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.
Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
Over 60% are on the waiting list for at least nine months.
'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.
'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.
Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Over 612,000 people waiting on outpatient hospital care
The outpatient waiting list has grown by nearly 45,600 since last year.
Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.
Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.
Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.
More than 556,000 waiting for first outpatient consultation as figures continue to rise
The figures have grown by over 33,000 since January last year.
'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.
'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'
Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.
Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'
About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.
Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients
Experienced physiotherapists were told last week vacant positions offered out had now been cancelled.
'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.
'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.
In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.
'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country
Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.
Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland
The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.
More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments
The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.
Healy-Rae sends patients to Belfast for hip and knee replacements to avoid a four-year wait
Patients can get the surgery in Belfast in a couple of months.
Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme
The waiting list guarantee policy will kick in next year.