10,000 wait over four years for outpatients Posted: Friday 08/02/2013

Nearly 10,000 patients are waiting more than four years for a hospital outpatient appointment, according to latest statistics from the HSE.

The HSE’s performance report for December shows there were 384,446 on outpatient lists at the end of last year. Nearly one in three of these patients, nearly 110,000, were waiting over a year.

The report also shows that emergency admissions to hospitals increased by 11,997, or 3.2% last year, while there were 13,905 (2.4%) more inpatients treated and 13,981 (1.7%) more day patients treated.

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