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#Waiting Times

From TheJournal.ie Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s Lengthy Visits

Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s

Nationally more than 1,000 people over the age of 75 faced emergency department waiting times of more than 24-hours every month so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn Driving Test

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

From TheJournal.ie People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected St Patrick's Day

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

From TheJournal.ie Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans Waiting Times

Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans

Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.

From TheJournal.ie No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue Waiting Times

No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue

After almost 30 minutes of waiting, the baby’s father called back and said he would drive his daughter to the hospital himself.

From TheJournal.ie More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis Action Plan

More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis

The Children’s Hospital Group says the progress made for these children needs to be continued.

From TheJournal.ie Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months Driving Test

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

From TheJournal.ie Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment Santry

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

From TheJournal.ie Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief Waiting Times

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day Trolley Crisis

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

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 'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year Trolleywatch

'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year

Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.

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 Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN Megan Halvey-ryan

Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN

Megan Halvey-Ryan was due to have surgery at Our Ladies in Crumlin next week

From TheJournal.ie 'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years' Scoliosis

'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'

Sarah-Ann, aged 11, has scoliosis and is “waiting to get on a waiting list”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment Hospitals

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley Midland Regional

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley

The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable' Funding Demand

Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'

CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen Spinal Curve

'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen

The Scoliosis Advocacy Network wants an independent inquiry into the situation, as some children wait for over two years for appointments.

From TheJournal.ie The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

From TheJournal.ie Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks Social Protection

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

From TheJournal.ie One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away Mater

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away

The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest Appointments

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

From TheJournal.ie HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds Overcrowding Crisis

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

From TheJournal.ie Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis Waiting Times

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

It’s a very similar story in England.

From TheJournal.ie Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while Hang In There

Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while

The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.

From TheJournal.ie HSE's 2014 acute cuts criticised as "unsustainable" Waiting Times

HSE's 2014 acute cuts criticised as "unsustainable"

The plan sets out a target of having 95 per cent of all people at Emergency Departments discharged or admitted within six hours of registration.

From TheJournal.ie Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue Waiting Times

Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue

With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.

From TheJournal.ie 12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months Waiting Times

12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months

The latest figures from the patient treatment register have shown a drop of nearly 30 per cent in patients waiting more than nine months, when compared with March 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years Waiting Times

Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years

In total, 9,784 outpatients throughout the country have been waiting over four years to see a consultant.

From TheJournal.ie Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed Performance

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic Waiting Lists

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie “Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients Hospital

“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients

The Minister told the Dáil that he was determined to address the issues causing unacceptable delays for hospital patients.

From TheJournal.ie Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital Hospitals

Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital

Services within the HSE West hospital structure are to be re-balanced in a bid to reduce waiting times at University Hospital Galway, with some non-critical facilities to be moved within the month.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital Health

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

From TheJournal.ie 46,400 people waiting for hospital treatment HSE

46,400 people waiting for hospital treatment

Waiting times for treatment have risen sharply since last year.