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.