Doctors refute HSE claims on cancer tests waiting times

Many public patients forced to pay to have tests privately, say GPs

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th May, 2016
Cancer patients are having to wait for vital tests PIc: iStock

Doctors have disputed a claim made by the HSE regarding waiting times for potentially life-saving cancer tests.

The HSE made several claims related to waiting times in response to an Irish Cancer Society report on the length of time that public patients must wait for certain diagnostic tests for suspected cancers.

The HSE claimed that its own figures showed the median wait time for an urgent pelvic ultrasound was found to be 2.5 days, while...

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