Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (158)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

158. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of patients in each relevant hospital that have been waiting for an outpatient appointment since before 1 January 2017; and the number of patients in each that have been waiting since before 1 January 2016 for an outpatient appointment in tabular form. [3445/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Improving access to hospital treatment is a key priority for government. Budget 2019 announced a funding increase from €55 million to €75 million to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) to provide treatment for patients.    

My Department is working closely with the NTPF and the HSE to finalise a Scheduled Care Access Plan for inpatients/day case and outpatients for 2019. In this regard, the NTPF and the HSE will continue to work closely with Hospital Groups, inviting proposals to improve access for patients waiting for either Inpatient/Daycase or Outpatient procedures.  

The waiting list information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following document published by the NTPF which shows the number of patients who were waiting 24-36months; 36-48months; and over 48months at the end of December 2018.

Specialty

(All)

WL Status

(All)

2018-12-20

Hospital name

24-36 Months

36-48 Months

48+ Months

Grand Total

Children's Hospital Group

Childrens University Hospital Temple Street

2452

237

4

2693

Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin

2238

727

46

3011

Tallaght Children's Hospital

546

1

547

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital

6

0

0

6

Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

44

1

45

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

1942

459

0

2401

Naas General Hospital

717

104

7

828

St. James's Hospital

1017

293

24

1334

Tallaght Hospital

2916

1246

174

4336

Ireland East Hospital Group

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital

0

0

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

3113

950

85

4148

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar

428

206

43

677

Our Lady's Hospital Navan

92

92

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

1605

424

6

2035

St. Columcille's Hospital

463

144

0

607

St. Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny

2

1

3

St. Michael's Hospital Dun Laoghaire

1

1

St. Vincent's University Hospital

530

24

554

RCSI Hospitals Group

Beaumont Hospital

558

132

3

693

Cavan General Hospital

283

33

0

316

Connolly Hospital

262

23

285

Louth County Hospital

0

0

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

292

0

292

Rotunda Hospital

0

0

Saolta University Health Care Group

Galway University Hospital

2611

453

71

3135

Letterkenny General Hospital

1392

64

2

1458

Mayo General Hospital

1016

536

144

1696

Portiuncula Hospital

82

0

82

Roscommon Hospital

407

29

436

Sligo Regional Hospital

429

39

468

South/South West Hospital Group

Bantry General Hospital

0

1

1

Cork University Hospital

1449

102

2

1553

Cork University Maternity Hospital

14

0

14

Kerry General Hospital

681

22

703

Mallow General Hospital

155

2

157

Mercy University Hospital

164

9

173

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

2264

437

23

2724

South Tipperary General Hospital

92

92

University Hospital Waterford

4812

1410

110

6332

University of Limerick Hospital Group

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

1120

366

21

1507

Ennis Hospital

30

29

6

65

Nenagh Hospital

20

0

20

St. John's Hospital Limerick

4

5

9

University Hospital Limerick

2796

474

14

3284

Grand Total

39045

8980

788

48813