Utterly disgraceful: Close to ONE MILLION people are on health service waiting lists – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 4, 2018

Utterly disgraceful: Close to ONE MILLION people are on health service waiting lists

It’s actually getting hard to even comprehend at this stage.

How can a first world country as small as Ireland have such a badly run health service, it truly does beggar belief. Some serious questions need to be asked of 31-yr-old Minister for Health Simon Harris now.

A HSE analysis of departments has revealed that there are 997,258 patient appointments outstanding in the first half of 2018 only.

This latest figure would be almost laughable if it wasn’t so tragic and so serious. Try and grasp the fact that almost ONE MILLION people are waiting on health service attention in Ireland.

Just astonishing, in a very very bad way.

The breakdown of figures according to the sun are as follows:

Inpatient/Day Case Active (NTPF June 2018) – 78,014
Inpatient/Day Case GI Endoscopy (NTPF June 2018) – 18,279
Inpatient / Day Case – TCI (NTPF June 2018) – 18,867
GI Endoscopy – TCI by Group/Hospital (NTPF June 2018) – 9,973
Inpatient / Day Case Suspensions (NTPF June 2018) – 9,172
Planned Procedures List / Planned Procedures (NTPF June 2018) – 12,567
GI Endoscopy Planned Procedures (NTPF June 2018) – 56,979
Planned Procedures Suspensions (NTPF June 2018) – 2,153
Outpatient (NTPF June 2018) – 511,415
Diagnostics (April 2018) – 135,094
Primary Care – Psychology (May 2018) – 8,185
Primary Care – Dietetics (May 2018) – 15,752
Primary Care – Podiatry (May 2018) – 3,763
Primary Care – Ophthalmology (May 2018) – 20,532
Primary Care – Audiology (May 2018) – 15,264
Occupational Therapy 1st Assessment (June 2018) – 31,361
Speech and Language Therapy Initial Assessment (June 2018) – 14,974
Speech and Language Therapy Initial Treatment (June 2018) – 7,894
Speech and Language Therapy Further Treatment (June 2018) – 14,361
Home Support Hours for Older People (May 2018) – 6,118
Assessments of Need under Disability Act (June 2018) – 3,850
CAMHS (March 2018) – 2,691TOTAL: 997,258

Welcome to Ireland in the year 2018!

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