Record 569,498 people waiting for hospital outpatient appointments

Waiting lists up 53,000 since start of 2019, NTPF figures reveal

A record 569,498 people were awaiting a hospital outpatient appointment at the end of August, an increase of 4,669 when compared with July, according to data from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). Image: iStock

A record 569,498 people were awaiting a hospital outpatient appointment at the end of August, an increase of 4,669 when compared with July, according to data from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). Image: iStock

Hospital waiting lists have continued their upward trend, with more than 53,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the start of the year.

A record 569,498 people were awaiting a hospital outpatient appointment at the end of August, an increase of 4,669 when compared with July, according to data from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).

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