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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the out-patient waiting list remained ‘a big challenge that needs to be addressed’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are now more than 500,000 people waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a hospital consultant, new figures show. The National Treatment(...)

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE with  Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the announcement of details of the HSE National Service Plan 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has said there will be significant investment next year in primary care, mental health, scoliosis services and respite care under an expanded (...)

There were 497,721 people on the out-patient waiting list nationally at the end of November. Photograph: PA Wire

The number of people waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a hospital consultant stands at nearly 500,000, new data shows. Figures published (...)

Mr Kelleher said he had been told by one senior hospital manager the only programme in place for winter was “the flu vaccine and prayers’’. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael Ministers and TDs are now advising constituents on how they can avail of EU cross-border health treatment, Fianna Fáil health spokesman Bill(...)

The Private Hospitals Association said the reduction in the number of surgical waiting lists had come as the pace of referrals of patients to private hospitals had increased. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hospital waiting list numbers rose again nationally in October by about 6,000, or almost 1 per cent, to 684,800. While the overall number rose, there(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

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