Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (410)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

410. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of outpatient appointments outstanding for more than two, three and four years, respectively, at the end of November 2019, by each reporting hospital in tabular form. [53000/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Reducing waiting time for patients for hospital operations and procedures is a key priority for Government. In this regard, the Government is committed to improving waiting times for hospital appointments and procedures.

Budget 2020 announced that the Government has further increased investment in tackling waiting lists, with funding to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) increasing from €75 million in 2019 to €100 million in 2020.

My Department is working with the HSE and NTPF to develop the Scheduled Care Access Plan 2020. The National Service Plan 2020 will set out HSE planned activity level for the year ahead, while the NTPF will work with the hospital system to provide additionality to improve access to inpatient/daycase treatment and with a particular focus on hospital outpatient services.

In this regard, I would encourage all hospital groups and individual hospitals to engage with the NTPF to identify waiting list proposals for the remainder of this year and for 2020. 

The data requested by the Deputy is outlined in the attached documents. This information is also available on the NTPF website at: https://www.ntpf.ie/home/nwld.htm 

Waiting List Figures as at 28/11/2019, Published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund on 13th December 2019

Over Two Years

*Due to the small volume of patients waiting in certain hospitals, to preserve patient confidentiality, when the amount of patients is <5, these have been aggregated into a 'Small Volume Hospitals' cohort.

Hospital Group

Hospital

Number.

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

2+ years

Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

68

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

3487

Naas General Hospital

1089

St. James's Hospital

1827

Tallaght University Hospital

6228

Ireland East Hospital Group

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

6620

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar

1005

Our Lady's Hospital Navan

58

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

2749

St. Columcille's Hospital

574

St. Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny

207

St. Vincent's University Hospital

757

RCSI  Hospitals Group

Beaumont Hospital

599

Cavan General Hospital

323

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

363

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown

44

Saolta University Health Care Group

Galway University Hospitals

4670

Letterkenny University Hospital

2310

Mayo University Hospital

1659

Portiuncula University Hospital

86

Roscommon University Hospital

641

Sligo University Hospital

1016

South/South West Hospital Group

Cork University Hospital

2323

Mallow General Hospital

157

Mercy University Hospital

414

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

4065

South Tipperary General Hospital

135

University Hospital Waterford

7334

Cork University Maternity Hospital

0

University Hospital Kerry

1034

University of Limerick Hospital Group

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

1573

Ennis Hospital

64

Nenagh Hospital

55

University Hospital Limerick

5092

Children's Health Ireland

CHI at Crumlin

3651

CHI at Temple St

1636

CHI at Tallaght

525

Small Volume Hospitals

10

Grand Total

64448

Over 3 Years

*Due to the small volume of patients waiting in certain hospitals, to preserve patient confidentiality, when the amount of patients is <5, these have been aggregated into a 'Small Volume Hospitals' cohort.

Hospital Group

Hospital

Number.

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

3+ yrs

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

1462

Naas General Hospital

293

St. James's Hospital

610

Tallaght University Hospital

2199

Ireland East Hospital Group

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

1942

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar

365

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

916

St. Columcille's Hospital

156

St. Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny

116

St. Vincent's University Hospital

46

RCSI  Hospitals Group

Beaumont Hospital

202

Cavan General Hospital

38

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

53

Saolta University Health Care Group

Galway University Hospitals

1374

Letterkenny University Hospital

676

Mayo University Hospital

837

Portiuncula University Hospital

23

Roscommon University Hospital

155

Sligo University Hospital

222

South/South West Hospital Group

Cork University Hospital

507

Mercy University Hospital

94

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

1163

University Hospital Waterford

2037

University Hospital Kerry

55

University of Limerick Hospital Group

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

599

Ennis Hospital

44

Nenagh Hospital

8

University Hospital Limerick

1427

Children's Health Ireland

CHI at Crumlin

1572

CHI at Temple St

279

CHI at Tallaght

64

Small Volume Hospitals

5

Grand Total

19539

Over Four Years.

*Due to the small volume of patients waiting in certain hospitals, to preserve patient confidentiality, when the amount of patients is <5, these have been aggregated into a 'Small Volume Hospitals' cohort.

Hospital Group

Hospital

Number

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

163

St. James's Hospital

203

Tallaght University Hospital

764

Ireland East Hospital Group

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

363

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar

144

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

205

Saolta University Health Care Group

Galway University Hospitals

185

Letterkenny University Hospital

25

Mayo University Hospital

298

Sligo University Hospital

20

South/South West Hospital Group

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

228

University Hospital Waterford

262

University of Limerick Hospital Group

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

120

Ennis Hospital

23

University Hospital Limerick

328

Children's Health Ireland

CHI at Crumlin

462

Small Volume Hospitals

14

Grand Total

3807