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Over 15,000 patients on waiting lists in hospitals across Shannonside region

Jul 19, 2023 13:52 By Shannonside News
Over 15,000 patients on waiting lists in hospitals across Shannonside region
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The majority of patients in all these hospitals are waiting between 0 to 6 months.

Almost 15-thousand people are on hospital waiting lists in the Shannonside region.

Figures from the National Treatment Purchase fund show that Galway University Hospital has the highest number of patients waiting for procedures.

The NTPF collects monthly data on the number of people waiting for appointments for procedures in hospitals around the country.

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The latest report, published in recent weeks, shows that around 15,000 patients are on a waiting list locally.

Galway University Hospital has the most patients waiting at 9,708, with 1,779 of those waiting for 18 months or more for an appointment.

2,772 people are waiting for an appointment at Sligo Hospital while 928 are on a list at the Regional Hospital Mullingar.

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Roscommon Hospital has 723 people on a waiting list and Portiuncula Hospital has 579, the lowest in the region.

The majority of patients in all these hospitals are waiting between 0 to 6 months.

All hospitals except Mullingar experienced decreases in the number of patients on waiting lists between May and June

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Nationally, there are 84,000 people waiting for an appointment for a procedure in hospitals around the country.

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