Waiting Lists

Almost 687,000 patients are waiting for treatment in public hospitals.

Simon Harris: HSE management will be removed from roles if waiting list times do not improve

The Health Minister says he will hold hospital managers to account over waiting list times.

Update: Here are the full list of actions sanctioned by Simon Harris on waiting lists

“This will see significant reductions in waiting lists for scoliosis and waiting times for scoliosis patients.”

Simon Harris to meet with CEO of Crumlin Children's Hospital to discuss scoliosis treatment

The Taoiseach said the focus of the government's efforts will be to ensure no further delays in scoliosis surgeries.

Enda Kenny denies hospital waiting lists are deliberately being massaged

An Taoiseach admitted last night’s RTÉ documentary on hospital waiting lists was "hard to watch".

HSE accused of fraud by Labour Party

The Labour Party is accused the HSE of committing a form of fraud on the Irish people over waiting lists.

Simon Harris admits feeling ashamed over hospital waiting lists

The Health Minister says he’ll do everything he can to reduce waiting lists in the next year.

Viewers shocked as people on hospital waiting lists often consider suicide

Viewers of ‘RTÉ Investigates - Living on the List’ were shocked to hear of people on hospital waiting lists in Ireland contemplating suicide as they were living in constant pain.

WATCH: 'I know Darragh is suffering' - RTÉ investigates life on a waiting list

The programme documents how as time passes patient's conditions worsen and the long term impact can be far-reaching.