The accuracy of waiting list figures published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) has been called into question by a consultant who said the official figures were a “tenfold under-estimation” of the actual situation vis-a-vis his own specialty.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
The Government is set to radically reform the way hospital wards are staffed and structured after a new pilot project found simple changes can reduce deaths, improve patient outcomes, and save the State millions of euro a year.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
Irish hospitals may soon be unable to guarantee “routine” services as a basic right to patients due to the severe strain record-breaking new waiting list figures are putting on the system.
Wed, 09 Aug, 2017
Publication of a blueprint to overhaul the delivery of eye care services is almost a year behind schedule at a time when ophthalmology inpatient/day case waiting lists have outstripped all other specialties leading to avoidable sight loss in some patients.
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
Women with serious gynaecological problems including incessant bleeding, fibroids and painful sexual intercourse are increasingly turning to their GPs and TDs to lobby for them in a desperate bid to access treatment at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
Wed, 10 Aug, 2016
Wed, 10 Aug, 2016
The Government has launched yet another initiative to tackle endoscopy waiting lists as figures show that almost half of the 19,850 people awaiting the diagnostic test are not being seen within the target time of 13 weeks for routine cases.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
The country’s beleaguered health system has come under fresh criticism after the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine slammed the “anaemic” response to emergency department overcrowding which it claimed will mean more patients dying.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016