It's a rise of more than 1,500 on the previous month.
Over 625,000 people are waiting for a hospital appointment across the country.
It's a rise of more than 1,500 on the previous month, and includes over 100,000 waiting for at least 18 months
The figures for February were released by the National Treatment Purchase Fund.
President of the Irish Medical Organisation and Longford's Dr Padraig McGarry says there are a number of reasons for the rise: