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#Waiting Lists

# waiting-lists - Monday 7 July, 2014

More than 3,000 young people are waiting for mental health referrals

This represents an 11% increase on the same time period last year.

# waiting-lists - Monday 31 March, 2014

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Outpatient waiting lists have dropped 95% in the last year

The Minister for Health tonight defended the HSE service plan, saying that waiting times are dropping.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?

Enda Kenny hit back at criticism of the government’s policy in relation to homelessness during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments

There have been calls from dentists to list the HSE moratorium on recruitment so the list can be reduced.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Concern as in-patient waiting list numbers increase

The figures show that the number of patients waiting over six months for in-patient and day treatment has almost doubled since December.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

105 people every day aren’t turning up for appointments at Galway hospitals

The HSE estimates that it cost more than €3 million to prepare for appointments for people who never showed up.

# waiting-lists - Monday 4 March, 2013

Over half of public hospitals have people waiting 12 months for surgery

Department of Health figures show people still waiting over a year for inpatient procedures – well past an original deadline.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Emergency medics lash out as trolley numbers hit eight-month high

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine criticises the failure to end waits on trolleys, as 385 wait for admission.

# waiting-lists - Friday 19 October, 2012

Reduction in waiting lists welcomed by Health Minister

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health, said that hospitals have achieved success in reaching a target list for inpatient and day case treatments.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# waiting-lists - Friday 22 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# waiting-lists - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics Prime Numbers

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics

Exactly how many Irish people are looking for work and can’t find it? And when is a Leaving Cert not a Leaving Cert?

# waiting-lists - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists

A total of 806 people have been waiting more than four years for consultant appointments…

# waiting-lists - Friday 18 May, 2012

Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work

The situation is particularly bad in Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and Sligo, according to the new head of the Irish Dental Association.

# waiting-lists - Friday 6 April, 2012

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Almost 12,000 patients waiting on hospital procedures for more than 6 months

The HSE’s report for December 2011 also showed that 62 posts – mostly in emergency medicine and psychiatry – need to be filled.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: : Greece gets its second bailout, hospital waiting lists back on the up, and some tips for perfecting your pancakes…

# waiting-lists - Monday 6 February, 2012

Reilly under fire over admission that operations will be cancelled

Opposition TDs have warned that waiting times could shoot up after the retirement deadline for health workers this month.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Surgery waiting lists to be cut to 9 months by 2013 - Reilly

The health minister has unveiled ambitious new plans for the Special Delivery Unit, lowering the maximum time for treatment.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork

A local doctor has expressed fears over the closure at the city’s South Infirmary, which was announced today.

# waiting-lists - Friday 29 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New bid to tackle hospital waiting lists, still no progress in the US debt crisis, and bad news if you think you’ve just won a Jaguar…

No patient to wait longer than 12 months for treatment

Health Minister James Reilly has instructed all public hospitals to ensure by the end of 2011 that no patient is waiting more than a year – if they don’t, their budgets will be cut.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.

# waiting-lists - Friday 4 March, 2011

Almost one in four beds in the hospital Cowen launched remain closed Exclusive

Outgoing Taoiseach officially opened the Midland General Hospital in Tullamore yesterday but HSE figures show that despite local waiting lists, 89 out of a possible 320 beds lie empty.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 21 August, 2010

THERE HAS BEEN an increase the waiting times for children who need to have tests and treatment for heart conditions, at Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

Statistics from the National Treatment Purchase Fund reveal a 37% increase in waiting lists for open heart surgery at the children’s hospitable over the last year.

The average waiting time for a child to get an angiogram heart test has also jumped from three to six months.
The number of children awaiting medical, as opposed to surgical treatment has also increased in the last year: those waiting between six and 12 months for Crumlin increased from 46 to 53. In April of this year, 34 children have been waiting for surgical treatment for over 12 months.
Online medical magazine Irish Health reports that the NTPF and Crumlin clashed earlier in the year, when the NTPF claimed the hospital was not fully engaging with the it in order to clear waiting lists.
The NTPF said that if the hospital had cooperated, the it could have provided private treatment for many of the child patients on public waiting lists.
Meanwhile Crumlin Hospital says that the shortage of Intensive Care Unit facilities limits its abilities to to reduce waiting lists. The hospital has suffered bed and theatre cutbacks over the past year.

# waiting-lists - Monday 16 August, 2010

WAITING 24 hours for a bed is not a thing of the past according to figures released by the HSE.

The daily “census” which records how many patients have been waiting for admission to a hospital ward each day at 2pm, shows that in 3% of cases patients wait more than 24 hours for a bed.

The figures also reveal that 39% of patients waited between 12 and 24 hours and 21% waited between six and 12 hours to be admitted.

Connolly Hospital is the only hospital in the country to have patients waiting more than 24 hours to be admitted to a ward after turning up at the emergency department.

Seven hospitals had patients waiting between six and 12 hours to be admitted, Roscommon Hospital, Our Lady’s in Navan, the Adelaide and Meath, the Mercy in Cork and Dublin’s Mater, Beaumont and Connolly hospitals.

The HSE maintains that “the vast majority of patients admitted from the Emergency Department do not wait for admission”. They say that 52% don’t wait at all for admission.

The news comes just as Dr James Reilly revealed that almost 18,000 surgeries were cancelled last year.