Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on children and youth affairs Anne Rabbitte: latest waiting list figures are a “damning indictment” of Minister for Health Simon Harris’s record in office.

More than, 2,000 children have been waiting for more than a year to see a heart specialist, with more than half of those waiting for over 18 months. (...)

A spokeswoman for the Minister for Health said “the outpatient waiting list remains a significant challenge”. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has demanded Minister for Health Simon Harris reveal details of his promised outpatient action plan. The call comes following release of (...)

The HSE has reimbursed almost 5,000 procedures at a cost of €9.2 million since the EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive came into force in 2014. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Thousands of frustrated patients are heading overseas for medical treatment as waiting lists in Irish hospitals continue to soar, new figures show. T(...)

Retired soldier Michael Smith, who went to Wales for a cataract operation.

Michael Smith, a 66-year-old retired soldier, had waited for more than two years for a cataract operation before he decided to have treatment in Wales(...)

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be fully-trained specialists. Photograph: iStock

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be full(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “There are too many people waiting to see specialists to get procedures, but we shouldn’t judge hospitals based on waiting lists or trolley figures.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of people waiting for outpatient hospital procedures climbed to a record high of more than 504,000 last month. Waiting list data release(...)

The plan will set out how the €50 million, which the Government has allocated to the NTPF this year to reduce waiting lists, will be spent. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The Government will seek to remove about 17,000 people from in-patient and day-case hospital waiting lists this year under an initiative to be launche(...)

Latest figures show there are 13,426 people waiting longer than one year for in-patient treatment

The number of people awaiting out-patient treatment in public hospitals has fallen slightly, but still remains above the half million mark. New figur(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the official launch of the Coolock Primary Care Centre on Monday. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Minister for Health Simon Harris has forecast that the number of people on waiting lists for in-patient treatment or day procedures will fall this yea(...)

More than 10 per cent of the population  sits on the outpatient waiting list.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of outpatients awaiting hospital consultations reached a new high last month of 502,482. It was only the second set of monthly figures re(...)

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