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As more patients are initially seen and given follow-up appointments for further treatment, the number of patients on the planned procedure list increases. Photograph: iStock

Doctors have said a failure to fill hundreds of consultant posts across the healthcare system has contributed to almost 1 million people now waiting f(...)

The number of patients waiting over 15 months for inpatient/day case treatment has increased from 56 patients in January 2014 to 14,334 in January 2021.

There are currently more than 862,000 people on some form of hospital treatment waiting list, an increase of 11 per cent since January 2020. A record(...)

 Medical staff in  PPE at  St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There are currently more than 830,000 people on waiting lists for hospital treatments and appointments, with delays likely to increase as hospitals su(...)

The figures show that at the end of November there were 72,843 patients waiting for an appointment for an inpatient or day case treatment, with 33,411  waiting to receive an appointment for a GI Endoscopy. Image: iStock.

The number of people waiting for hospital care continues to climb sharply as a result of delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, with close to 850,000(...)

The HSE said last month there had been a net increase of more than 150 consultants over the past year. File photograph: Getty

The medical manpower problem in the State’s hospitals is significantly worse than previously believed. New figures show there are now nearly 730 consu(...)

The increase in waiting lists has largely been attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of all non-urgent hospital work for several months. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists have reached a new record high, with almost 60,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the beginning (...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arriving at Government Buildings this wee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government will increase permanently the number of critical care beds in hospitals, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. The Minist(...)

 Sebastien Haller after scoring West Ham’s fourth goal against Wolves. Photograph: EPA

West Ham 4 Wolves 0 There was no need for David Moyes to hide behind the sofa. Forced to self-isolate after testing positive for covid-19 last week, (...)

IHCA president Prof Alan Irvine said there was no clear allocation of funding to hire additional hospital consultants and other frontline professionals.  Photograph: Getty Images

Doctors have described the Government’s new plan to get the health service through the winter as disappointing and said the additional bed capacity pr(...)

 West Ham United manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have tested positive for Covid-19. File photograph: Getty Images

West Ham manager David Moyes had been at the London Stadium for almost an hour before he and two players were sent home for positive coronavirus tests(...)

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