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#Waiting Lists

# waiting-lists - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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

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?

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'

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

“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

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'

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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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

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?'

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

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

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

# waiting-lists - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# waiting-lists - Monday 3 November, 2014

'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding

INMO has said its members are “extremely worried at what lies ahead for the winter months”.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# waiting-lists - Friday 24 October, 2014

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

# waiting-lists - Monday 6 October, 2014

John Crown: 'It's quite plausible that the HSE would try to minimise the appearance of waiting lists'

The HSE has denied that staff are being encouraged to manipulate waiting lists.

# waiting-lists - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'Serious allegations' of rigged waiting lists to be pursued by Department of Health

The HSE said it had no knowledge of the memo allegedly calling on employees to manipulate the figures.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# waiting-lists - Monday 22 September, 2014

Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy

On average, there are 162 children for each speech and language therapist in Ireland.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Garda vetting times have improved by over 50%

Nearly 160,000 people have applied so far this year.