Tuesday November 24, 2020

Hospital waiting lists still a major problem

Waiting times for elective procedures have shown little improvement since this government took office two years ago, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
13th April, 2013
Dr James Reilly: Special Delivery Units have failed to meet targets. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Hospital waiting times have risen sharply since the start of this year, and the overall trend shows little improvement since this government took office two years ago.

Figures show that, as of March 27, there were more than 13,435 adults waiting longer than six months for an elective procedure or treatment - a 40 per cent increase on two years ago. In March 2011, when the government took office, there were 9,643 adults waiting longer...

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