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#Waiting Lists

# waiting-lists - Thursday 12 October, 2017

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”.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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”.

# waiting-lists - Sunday 8 October, 2017

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.

'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.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 30 September, 2017

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

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

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'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.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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”.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'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.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Friday 21 April, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Monday 17 April, 2017

'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.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'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.

# waiting-lists - Monday 20 March, 2017

'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.

# waiting-lists - Monday 20 February, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Friday 10 February, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'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.

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.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April

It has emerged that there are an extra 80,000 people on hospital waiting lists outside the government’s official figures.

'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”.

# waiting-lists - Monday 23 January, 2017

Mater Hospital warns of very long waiting times as 90 patients in emergency department

The hospital is warning people to visit their GP before going to its emergency department.

# waiting-lists - Monday 9 January, 2017

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.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

"Waiting times are not acceptable": Minister insists every effort being made to help children with scoliosis

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher urged action on the issue, saying this situation “cannot continue”

# waiting-lists - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'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.

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# waiting-lists - Sunday 6 November, 2016

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.”

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

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.

# waiting-lists - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems

The increased funding of 7.4% will bring the total spend for health in 2017 to €14.6 billion.

# waiting-lists - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# waiting-lists - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year

Simon Harris also promised to fund home-help packages, the details of which will be announced in October’s budget.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 21 July, 2016

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital Exclusive

An analysis by of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.

# waiting-lists - Thursday 7 July, 2016

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

# waiting-lists - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS

Ireland’s housing problem is set to be one of the hottest topics in the coming election.

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