Thursday February 27, 2020

The great Irish hospital waiting list paradox

Why can people on Irish public waiting lists choose to be treated in private hospitals in any EU country – except here?

16th July, 2017

The news last week that Irish hospital waiting lists had hit yet another all-time high got relatively little media and political scrutiny, beyond the reporting of the continuing upward trend in the monthly figures.

Are we in danger of apathy simply because of the sheer scale of the problem? Are we becoming immune to the fact that almost one in eight people in Ireland (570,000) currently await some form of treatment? Is it too much...

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