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# Waiting Times

Last year
Taoiseach aims to reduce wait for child healthcare and assessments by 2025
Varadkar’s new unit will aim to reduce the time children have to wait to receive healthcare or be assessed for special needs.
HSE details hospitals with the highest average wait times
The highest waiting times were seen in Cork at Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital.
All time
People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.
Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months
In the first 10 months of the year, the WRC held over 4,000 adjudication hearings.
Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s
Nationally more than 1,000 people over the age of 75 faced emergency department waiting times of more than 24-hours every month so far this year.
New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.
People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected
The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.
Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans
Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.
No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue
After almost 30 minutes of waiting, the baby’s father called back and said he would drive his daughter to the hospital himself.
More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis
The Children’s Hospital Group says the progress made for these children needs to be continued.
Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months
The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.
Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment
People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.
Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief
Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.
The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.
'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.
'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'
Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.
'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'
No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.
Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN
Megan Halvey-Ryan was due to have surgery at Our Ladies in Crumlin next week
'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”.
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.
Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley
The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.
Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'
CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.
'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.
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 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.
One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away
The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.
Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest
The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.
HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds
Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.
Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
It’s a very similar story in England.
Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while
The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.
HSE's 2014 acute cuts criticised as "unsustainable"
The plan sets out a target of having 95 per cent of all people at Emergency Departments discharged or admitted within six hours of registration.
Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue
With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.
12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months
The latest figures from the patient treatment register have shown a drop of nearly 30 per cent in patients waiting more than nine months, when compared with March 2012.
Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years
In total, 9,784 outpatients throughout the country have been waiting over four years to see a consultant.
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.
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”.
“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients
The Minister told the Dáil that he was determined to address the issues causing unacceptable delays for hospital patients.
Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital
Services within the HSE West hospital structure are to be re-balanced in a bid to reduce waiting times at University Hospital Galway, with some non-critical facilities to be moved within the month.
Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital
Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.
46,400 people waiting for hospital treatment
Waiting times for treatment have risen sharply since last year.