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# outpatients

All time
Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before
'Serious allegations' of rigged waiting lists to be pursued by Department of Health
Outpatient waiting lists have dropped 95% in the last year
105 people every day aren’t turning up for appointments at Galway hospitals
Over half of public hospitals have people waiting 12 months for surgery
Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years