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#Waiting Lists

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Jul 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,099 Views 37 Comments

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

Jun 21st 2017, 6:20 AM 8,578 Views 26 Comments

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 10 June, 2017

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline
# Overdue
# Overdue

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline

Jun 10th 2017, 7:45 AM 10,610 Views 15 Comments

At end of last year there were almost 4,000 applications overdue for completion.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one

May 30th 2017, 6:19 PM 20,311 Views 25 Comments

New legislation will see the waiting lists phased out after admission reforms.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says
# Injection Centres
# Injection Centres

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:30 AM 10,723 Views 5 Comments

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# waiting-lists - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
# IMO
# IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,928 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# waiting-lists - Monday 17 April, 2017

'He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours': Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation
# Spinal Curve
# Spinal Curve

'He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours': Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation

Apr 17th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,882 Views 12 Comments

Tommy’s mother Michelle said he looks “unrecognisable” since the surgery.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'
# Scoliosis
# Scoliosis

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Mar 25th 2017, 12:10 AM 14,725 Views 13 Comments

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

# waiting-lists - Monday 20 March, 2017

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'
# Scoliosis
# Scoliosis

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'

Mar 20th 2017, 2:46 PM 21,140 Views 11 Comments

No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.

# waiting-lists - Monday 20 February, 2017

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Feb 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 28,558 Views 47 Comments

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

# waiting-lists - Friday 10 February, 2017

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Feb 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 14,827 Views 21 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain'

Feb 9th 2017, 11:59 AM 13,896 Views 26 Comments

21-year-old Colleen had to wait two years before she could get an x-ray for her scoliosis.

Simon Harris wants to remove HSE managers 'who don't measure up' from their roles
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Simon Harris wants to remove HSE managers 'who don't measure up' from their roles

Feb 9th 2017, 7:34 AM 17,624 Views 110 Comments

His comments follow Monday’s night RTÉ Investigates programme, which revealed hidden waiting list figures.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,822 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'
# Living On The List
# Living On The List

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

Feb 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 625 Views 65 Comments

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April
# Timely
# Timely

Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April

Feb 7th 2017, 6:39 PM 26,898 Views 163 Comments

It has emerged that there are an extra 80,000 people on hospital waiting lists outside the government’s official figures.

'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'
# Scoliosis
# Scoliosis

'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'

Feb 7th 2017, 11:30 AM 38,611 Views 58 Comments

Sarah-Ann, aged 11, has scoliosis and is “waiting to get on a waiting list”.

# waiting-lists - Monday 23 January, 2017

Mater Hospital warns of very long waiting times as 90 patients in emergency department
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Mater Hospital warns of very long waiting times as 90 patients in emergency department

Jan 23rd 2017, 6:58 PM 13,363 Views 15 Comments

The hospital is warning people to visit their GP before going to its emergency department.

# waiting-lists - Monday 9 January, 2017

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Jan 9th 2017, 8:25 PM 8,256 Views 37 Comments

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'
# Scoliosis
# Scoliosis

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 35,272 Views 27 Comments

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

"Waiting times are not acceptable": Minister insists every effort being made to help children with scoliosis
# Spinal Disease
# Spinal Disease

"Waiting times are not acceptable": Minister insists every effort being made to help children with scoliosis

Nov 16th 2016, 5:20 PM 15,460 Views 23 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher urged action on the issue, saying this situation “cannot continue”

# waiting-lists - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen
# Spinal Curve
# Spinal Curve

'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen

Nov 13th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,751 Views 44 Comments

The Scoliosis Advocacy Network wants an independent inquiry into the situation, as some children wait for over two years for appointments.

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,180 Views 10 Comments

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# waiting-lists - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,566 Views 24 Comments

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

Nov 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 44,177 Views 30 Comments

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
# Flu Epidemic
# Flu Epidemic

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Oct 19th 2016, 7:53 AM 15,604 Views 67 Comments

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems

Oct 11th 2016, 2:15 PM 5,780 Views 18 Comments

The increased funding of 7.4% will bring the total spend for health in 2017 to €14.6 billion.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis
# The Long Wait
# The Long Wait

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Sep 17th 2016, 7:30 AM 12,058 Views 29 Comments

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year
# Simon Says
# Simon Says

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year

Aug 9th 2016, 10:24 AM 13,884 Views 57 Comments

Simon Harris also promised to fund home-help packages, the details of which will be announced in October’s budget.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 21 July, 2016

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital
# HSE
# HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital

Jul 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 12,014 Views 36 Comments

An analysis by TheJournal.ie of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 7 July, 2016

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

Jul 7th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,889 Views 41 Comments

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

# waiting-lists - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS

Feb 4th 2016, 10:02 PM 15,090 Views 104 Comments

Ireland’s housing problem is set to be one of the hottest topics in the coming election.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Irish hospital waiting times ranked worst in Europe after HSE figures are excluded
# Sick Man Of Europe
# Sick Man Of Europe

Irish hospital waiting times ranked worst in Europe after HSE figures are excluded

Jan 26th 2016, 12:59 PM 21,690 Views 91 Comments

An annual ranking of European health systems places Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia and Estonia ahead of Ireland.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 21 January, 2016

'Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?'

Jan 21st 2016, 1:28 PM 24,332 Views 108 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 21 November, 2015

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded
# Get In The Queue
# Get In The Queue

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 10,115 Views 14 Comments

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley

Nov 4th 2015, 11:29 PM 49,211 Views 71 Comments

It has sparked outrage today.

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media
# Strongly Dissatisfied
# Strongly Dissatisfied

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Nov 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 31,066 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Meet the Kildare woman whose son's special needs inspired her to start changing children's lives
# Sensational Kids
# Sensational Kids

Meet the Kildare woman whose son's special needs inspired her to start changing children's lives

Sep 3rd 2015, 6:15 AM 16,037 Views 7 Comments

Karen Leigh set up the charity six years ago, to help fill gaps that left children stuck on HSE waiting lists.

# waiting-lists - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment
# Join The Queue
# Join The Queue

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

Apr 10th 2015, 11:59 PM 10,627 Views 40 Comments

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

# waiting-lists - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

Feb 20th 2015, 6:03 PM 8,778 Views 47 Comments

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.