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# Waiting Lists

Last month
April 2024
Record number of people treated in Irish hospitals last year, despite 'unacceptably long' waits
Health services 'undermined' by lack of beds, consultants and GPs, according to IMO chief
This year
Children 'suffering' as life-changing surgery delayed at Temple Street after spinal controversy
Parents and a consultant have raised concerns about the impact of long waiting lists on children’s quality of life.
Several hundred children are currently waiting for spinal and orthoepaedic surgery at Temple Street
Many children who require time-sensitive surgery have been waiting for months
The hospital has been embroiled in controversy since it emerged that one child died and others suffered serious post-surgery complications
'Concerning' delays for mammograms as Dublin hospitals struggle to recruit staff
Beaumont Hospital is considering outsourcing some appointments to deal with the backlog, one patient was told.
Patients are concerned it is taking months to get an appointment for certain scans, potentially delaying a cancer diagnosis
Extra consultants are due to start working in the coming months, but staffing levels remain an issue
"It is unacceptable that a person should wait too long before getting access to a vital diagnostic appointment," the CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said
Last year
HSE caps wait time for children's aids funding at three weeks
Prison committees flag serious concerns over inmate mental health
Close to 500,000 people on waiting lists longer than maximum Sláintecare wait time targets
Government could reimburse parents who go private to assess children’s needs, Dáil told
Fears over colon cancer waiting lists as doctors face 'race against time' to diagnose patients
All time
Healthcare report shows increase in ED attendances and outpatient appointments
Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs
1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital
The Good Information Podcast: Healthcare - are we moving further away from the solution?
Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?
Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'
Health Minister launches €350 million action plan to slash hospital waiting lists
Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach
Children's hospitals forced to cancel surgeries for patients who are in 'increasing pain'
Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'
Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
Over 612,000 people waiting on outpatient hospital care
Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
More than 556,000 waiting for first outpatient consultation as figures continue to rise
'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'
Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'
Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients
'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country