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# ntpf - Friday 14 February, 2020

More than 556,000 waiting for first outpatient consultation as figures continue to rise

The figures have grown by over 33,000 since January last year.

# ntpf - Friday 14 June, 2019

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

# ntpf - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans

Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.

# ntpf - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

# ntpf - Friday 16 November, 2018

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

# ntpf - Friday 12 October, 2018

Number of people on hospital waiting lists reached over half a million last month

The NTPF’s figures also found that there had been a decrease of 1,471 patients waiting for an appointment for elective surgery

# ntpf - Thursday 14 June, 2018

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before

More than half a million people are on outpatient waiting lists however the number of inpatients waiting has fallen slightly.

# ntpf - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

# ntpf - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Simon Harris wants to remove HSE managers 'who don't measure up' from their roles

His comments follow Monday’s night RTÉ Investigates programme, which revealed hidden waiting list figures.

# ntpf - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade HSE

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade

However, in a statement to TheJournal.ie, the HSE disputed the INMO narrative, saying that the trolley count for yesterday showed an an overall reduction compared to the same date last year.

# ntpf - Monday 28 September, 2015

Kilkenny surgeon accused of removing women's wombs 'inappropriately' says he made the 'right decisions'

Dr Peter van Geene has been giving his side of events at a Medical Council Fitness to Practice inquiry.

# ntpf - Monday 8 April, 2013

12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months

The latest figures from the patient treatment register have shown a drop of nearly 30 per cent in patients waiting more than nine months, when compared with March 2012.

# ntpf - Monday 4 March, 2013

Over half of public hospitals have people waiting 12 months for surgery

Department of Health figures show people still waiting over a year for inpatient procedures – well past an original deadline.

# ntpf - Thursday 1 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant

Hundreds of consultants referred patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund – and ended up treating them a second time.

# ntpf - Friday 29 July, 2011

No patient to wait longer than 12 months for treatment

Health Minister James Reilly has instructed all public hospitals to ensure by the end of 2011 that no patient is waiting more than a year – if they don’t, their budgets will be cut.

# ntpf - Saturday 21 August, 2010

THERE HAS BEEN an increase the waiting times for children who need to have tests and treatment for heart conditions, at Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

Statistics from the National Treatment Purchase Fund reveal a 37% increase in waiting lists for open heart surgery at the children’s hospitable over the last year.

The average waiting time for a child to get an angiogram heart test has also jumped from three to six months.
The number of children awaiting medical, as opposed to surgical treatment has also increased in the last year: those waiting between six and 12 months for Crumlin increased from 46 to 53. In April of this year, 34 children have been waiting for surgical treatment for over 12 months.
Online medical magazine Irish Health reports that the NTPF and Crumlin clashed earlier in the year, when the NTPF claimed the hospital was not fully engaging with the it in order to clear waiting lists.
The NTPF said that if the hospital had cooperated, the it could have provided private treatment for many of the child patients on public waiting lists.
Meanwhile Crumlin Hospital says that the shortage of Intensive Care Unit facilities limits its abilities to to reduce waiting lists. The hospital has suffered bed and theatre cutbacks over the past year.