Budget 2014: Orthopaedic waiting lists to worsen with shortfall

Hospitals are being forced to discontinue hip and knee surgery as they have reached their funding ceiling, it has emerged.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
20th October, 2013

Hospitals are being forced to discontinue hip and knee surgery as they have reached their funding ceiling, it has emerged.

The move could impact thousands of patients awaiting hip and knee procedures, many of whom will face delays in getting their operations.

Orthopaedic surgeons confirmed that a number of hospitals, including Tallaght and Cappagh in Dublin as well as the South Infirmary Hospital in Cork, have reached their designated funding ceilings for elective hip and...

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