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#Waiting Lists

From TheJournal.ie Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration' Waiting Lists

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

From TheJournal.ie Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients Waiting Lists

Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients

Experienced physiotherapists were told last week vacant positions offered out had now been cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Hospitals

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Record Numbers

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country Mental Health

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland Daycase Access Plan

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments Waiting Lists

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

From TheJournal.ie Healy-Rae sends patients to Belfast for hip and knee replacements to avoid a four-year wait Waiting Lists

Healy-Rae sends patients to Belfast for hip and knee replacements to avoid a four-year wait

Patients can get the surgery in Belfast in a couple of months.

From TheJournal.ie Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme Sláintecare

Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme

The waiting list guarantee policy will kick in next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal': Almost one million on health waiting lists in first half of year Waiting Lists

'A national scandal': Almost one million on health waiting lists in first half of year

There were 997,258 patient appointments outstanding in the first half of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Attempt to remove patients from hospital waiting lists 'a national disgrace', National Association of GPs says Health Fail

Attempt to remove patients from hospital waiting lists 'a national disgrace', National Association of GPs says

It’s claimed that the most vulnerable in society are being affected

From TheJournal.ie There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before Since Records Began

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before

More than half a million people are on outpatient waiting lists however the number of inpatients waiting has fallen slightly.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the plan to reduce waiting lists for tonsil, knee, hip and cataract operations Government Promise

Here's the plan to reduce waiting lists for tonsil, knee, hip and cataract operations

The government is pledging to reduce the number of people waiting over 9 months for a hospital operation.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis Waiting Lists

'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis

One mother spoke to TheJournal.ie about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years Temple Street

'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years

Temple Street says it currently has access to only one consultant cardiologist, with that consultant “only commissioned to one clinic per week”.

From TheJournal.ie Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery Waiting Lists

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery

There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments Broken Promises

Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists Waiting Lists

Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists

Susie Long created a national debate around the health service when she told Liveline she was going to die “because of hospital waiting lists”.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals Crisis Point

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

From TheJournal.ie People in need of heart consultations in Meath are waiting up to two years for an appointment Waiting Lists

People in need of heart consultations in Meath are waiting up to two years for an appointment

Nearly 200 people have been waiting up to 22 months for a cardiac consultation at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Eircode lottery' determines if your child gets to see a psychologist, says TD Mental Health

'Eircode lottery' determines if your child gets to see a psychologist, says TD

80% of those on a waiting list for a psychological appointment are between the five to 17 year age group.

From TheJournal.ie Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled Assessment

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled

Some €70 million in funding was announced over 2015-2016.

From TheJournal.ie Children with scoliosis on waiting lists more than 4 months given option to go abroad for surgery Spinal Curve

Children with scoliosis on waiting lists more than 4 months given option to go abroad for surgery

A new theatre at Crumlin Hospital which deals with surgeries is only open three days a week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450% Waiting Lists

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans Critical

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

From TheJournal.ie 143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment Waiting Lists

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all Under Pressure

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline Overdue

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline

At end of last year there were almost 4,000 applications overdue for completion.

From TheJournal.ie School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one Waiting Game

School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one

New legislation will see the waiting lists phased out after admission reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says Injection Centres

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

From TheJournal.ie Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 'He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours': Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation Spinal Curve

'He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours': Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation

Tommy’s mother Michelle said he looks “unrecognisable” since the surgery.

From TheJournal.ie 'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed' Scoliosis This post contains videos

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair' Scoliosis

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'

No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

From TheJournal.ie We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped? Waiting Lists

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

From TheJournal.ie 'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain' Waiting Lists

'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain'

21-year-old Colleen had to wait two years before she could get an x-ray for her scoliosis.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris wants to remove HSE managers 'who don't measure up' from their roles Waiting Lists

Simon Harris wants to remove HSE managers 'who don't measure up' from their roles

His comments follow Monday’s night RTÉ Investigates programme, which revealed hidden waiting list figures.

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