“Patients Left On Hospitals Waiting Lists Too Long Could Die”

Written 10 months ago by Newsroom


It’s feared patients left on hospital waiting lists for too long could die before they’re seen by a doctor.

New figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show over 700 thousand people were waiting to be seen in August, 4 and a half thousand of those are outpatients in the Midlands.

The Taoiseach says there’s a lot of “double counting” in the figures.

But Mervin Taylor, executive director of patient advocacy group Sage, disagrees – and explains some of the challenges facing older patients in getting to their appointment:

(Image via Sage Advocacy Facebook)