Waiting lists for treatment in Shannonside hospitals reaches almost 98,000

The number of people on hospital waiting lists in the Shannonside region is continuing the rise. According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now almost 98,000 awaiting inpatient or outpatient treatment in the seven hospitals that serve the area. Galway University Hospital has by far the longest lists, comprising more than 45,000 people…

TMulligar Hospitalhe number of people on hospital waiting lists in the Shannonside region is continuing the rise.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now almost 98,000 awaiting inpatient or outpatient treatment in the seven hospitals that serve the area.

Galway University Hospital has by far the longest lists, comprising more than 45,000 people – an increase of about 2,000 on two months ago.

Of those, almost 14,000 are waiting more than 18 months.

The scenario in Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore is the next worst, with a total of more than 16,100 on its lists – with nearly 700 seeking treatment for more than a year and a half.

Sligo University Hospital’s total figure is more than 13,200, while Cavan General Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient list comprises almost 8,800 people.

The waiting lists at Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar have grown by 124 in the last two months ago alone, bringing the current amount to more than 6,900.

Roscommon University Hospital’s list extended by almost 200 people last month, to more than 4,500 people.

The shortest waiting list in the Shannonside region is at Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe, where just over 3,250 are waiting treatment.

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