Over 50 People Waiting Over A Year For An Appointment In Midlands Hospitals

That's according to figures from the National Treatment purchase Fund.

Over 50 people have been waiting longer than a year for an appointment at midlands hospitals.

New figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show more than 2,000 patients are on a waiting list in hospitals in the region.

Regional Hospital Mullingar accounts for the majority of those, at over 1,000 - that's followed by just under a thousand in Tullamore, more than 200 in Portlaoise.

Nationally, nearly half-a-million people are on waiting lists longer than the Sláintecare Maximum times.

The HSE says the higher than anticipated additions to waiting lists are a result of a number of factors, including post-pandemic, pent-up demand.


More from Midlands News

Download Our App