Sharp rise in number of adults waiting over eight months for hospital procedure

Sharp rise in number of adults waiting over eight months for hospital procedure

There has been a sharp increase in the number of adults waiting longer than eight months for a hospital procedure.

Almost 9,700 adults were waiting for longer than eight months by the end of September - an increase of 11% in a single month.

The HSE said the trend was set to continue until at least the end of this year.

It also reported a 42% increase in its spending on agency staff despite a slight increase in the number of people working for the HSE itself.


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