Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (163)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

163. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of public patients that have been removed from outpatient lists to date in 2019 as a result of a validation exercise and not as a result of having an appointment with a consultant for each public and voluntary hospital in tabular form. [52232/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Validation is the process whereby hospital administration contacts patients on waiting lists at pre-planned intervals during the year to ensure that patients are ready, willing, suitable and available to attend a hospital appointment or wish to be removed from the list. The validation of waiting lists can help provide clean, accurate, up to date waiting list data which reflects the true demand for hospital services.

The National Centralised Validation Unit (NCVU) advises that since its establishment in November 2018 and up to the end of October, they have completed 236 validation cycles, across 36 hospitals, resulting in over 229,000 patients being contacted and over 40,500 patients being removed from the Inpatient/Day Case and Outpatient waiting lists.

The outstanding hospitals have engaged with the NTPF and have been allocated a time slot for validation in the next 3-6 months.

In relation to the data requested by the Deputy, the NCVU provided the attached document which outlines outpatient validation figures by hospital.

Name of Hospital & Group:

No. of patients removed due to validation exercise from 1st of January to 6th December in 2019:

IEHG

Mater Misericordiae Hospital

2371

St Vincent's Hospital

1291

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar

1179

St Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny

191

Wexford General Hospital

95

Our Lady's Hospital Navan

1189

St Columcille's Hospital

599

St Michael's Hospital

104

Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital

353

Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital

2012

Total:

9384

RCSI

Beaumont Hospital

0

Connolly Hospital

515

Our Lady's of Lourdes Drogheda

0

Louth County Hospital

0

Cavan & Monaghan Hospitals

0

The Rotunda Maternity Hospital

743

Total:

1258

DMHG

St James Hospital

2541

Tallaght Hospital (AMNCH)

2375

Midland Regional Tullamore Hospital

2643

Naas General Hospital

1207

Midland Regional Portlaoise Hospital

892

Total:

9658

ULHG

University Hospital Limerick

4244

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis

72

Nenagh Hospital

40

Croom Hospital

570

St John's Hospital

50

Total:

4976

SSWHG

Cork University Hospital

3165

University Hospital Waterford

4053

University Hospital Kerry

1172

Mercy University Hospital

1000

South Tipperary General Hospital

332

South Infirmary Victoria Hospital

961

Bantry General Hospital

82

Mallow General Hospital

301

Total:

11066

Saolta Hospital Group

University Hospital Galway

3099

Sligo University Hospital

678

Letterkenny University Hospital/

1811

Mayo University Hospital

1090

Portiuncula Hospital

530

Roscommon University Hospital

629

Total:

7837

Children's Hospital Group

Crumlin Children's Hospital

0

Temple Street Children's Hospital

5

Tallaght Children's Hospital

0

Total:

5

Grand Total:

44184

Question No. 164 answered with Question No. 161.