Waterford Hospital: Waiting lists for inpatient and day-case procedures have grown at four times the rate in the overall south-southwest group

Waiting lists at University Hospital Waterford have soared since it was put into the same hospital group as Cork instead of heading its own group in (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has allocated the NTPF €15 million to help address waiting lists, but this money will not be spent until 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 530,000 people are on public hospital waiting lists as the number waiting for outpatient appointments and inpatient procedures rise to recor(...)

Figures published by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation on Tuesday  showed a significant reduction in overcrowding last month in Dublin hospitals. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the HSE to rework parts of a plan for dealing with emergency department overcrowding this winter as he feel(...)

Fine Gael Minister for Health Simon Harris: the first 100 days in office have been kind to him.

The appointment of Simon Harris as Minister for Health puzzled some. Harris was elected to the Dáil in 2011; five years later he was given the politic(...)

With some 530,000 people now on public hospital waiting lists and higher numbers of patients waiting long periods for a hospital appointment, waiting (...)

Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Simon Coveney.

Minster for Health Simon Harris The Department of Health has put an end to many a political ambition. How many new ministers have started full of(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris.  Healthcare organisations have criticised Mr Harris’s plan  to reduce hospital in-patient waiting lists by the end of the year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A plan by Minister for Health Simon Harris to reduce hospital in-patient waiting lists by the end of the year will not work without an increase in fro(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “By the end of this year I want to see a 50 per cent reduction in the number of patients waiting more than 18 months.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new system where hospital patients are scheduled chronologically is part of a five-point plan announced by Minister for Health Simon Harris to tackl(...)

The hospital with the longest waiting list was University Hospital Galway, at 32,000. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A record 530,000 people are on a public hospital waiting list for inpatient, outpatient or day care, new figures show. The number of patients on wai(...)

An endoscopy room at  St Lukes Hospital in Kilkenny. Photograph Dylan Vaughan.

About 3,000 people who are awaiting endoscopy procedures are to be fast-tracked through the health system following a €1 million investment in outsou(...)

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