Over 2,500 people are waiting on a consultant appointments at Roscommon Hospital and 2,010 people are waiting for Inpatient/Day Procedures at the Hospital according to the latest monthly figures from the National Treatment Purchase fund.
A breakdown of the Inpatient/Day figures for Roscommon Hospital shows that:
– 1,809 People are waiting on “Plastic Surgery” procedures, and almost 42% are waiting over six months.
– 108 are waiting for Vascular Surgery and almost 33% are waiting over six months.
– 11 are waiting on Urology procedures.
– 82 are waiting on General Surgery.
A breakdown of the Consultant Appointment Waiting lists for Roscommon Hospital shows that:
– 783 are waiting for to see an Ear Nose and Throat Consultant and 76% are waiting over six months.
– 377 General Medicine and almost 19% are waiting over six months.
– 361 General Surgery.
– 279 Plastic Surgery, and almost 22% are waiting over six months.
– 281 Orthopaedics.
– 123 Urology.
– 311 Vascular Surgery.
– 47 Endocrinology.
Overall, there are over 4,500 people on waiting lists at Roscommon Hospital, compared to just under 4,000 in June.
Looking at the hospitals in the Region, which many Roscommon patients are referred to, Galway University Hospital has Inpatient/Day Case waiting lists of 11,472 – the longest in the country. Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe has the least number of people waiting for treatment with 136.
Between Galway University, Portiuncula, Mayo General and Sligo General Hospital over 54,700 people are on Outpatient Waiting Lists.
Commenting on the National Waiting List figures Michael Fitzmaurice TD said
“Despite repeated attempts to tackle the problem by a number of Ministers and the HSE, hospital waiting lists continue to grow with an extra 2,500 people joining the list in November to bring the total up to a staggering 538,000. I note that the number of those waiting of an endoscopy procedure is down but in overall terms the total is rising. The fact that the extra 20 million Euro earmarked to tackle this problem will kick in after January the 1st is welcome but it remains to be seen if this will make a sizeable difference” he said
“A comprehensive plan to tackle these unacceptable lists is required in the new year once and for all. People who are waiting on waiting lists for an extended time to see a specialist or have a procedure carried out are anxious and worried and those with ongoing conditions are becoming more ill which is an extremely serious situation. This is an ongoing problem for several years now but continued and even more determined efforts must be made to tackle this crisis once and for all” he concluded.