200 ops cancelled each week in Irish hospitals

More than 5,000 patients had procedures cancelled in Ireland’s hospitals in the first six months of this year.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
15th August, 2015
There were just over 101,000 admissions to HSE-run and HSE-funded hospitals last year.

More than 5,000 patients had procedures cancelled in Ireland’s hospitals in the first six months of this year.

The figures, received by Fianna Fáil in response to a parliamentary question, show that 3,315 cancellations involved inpatient operations, while 1,699 were scheduled as day cases.

There were just over 101,000 admissions to HSE-run hospitals and hospitals funded by the HSE last year. That works out at 50,000 for the first half of the year, which...

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