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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