Almost 11,000 patients on UHK waiting lists

There are almost 11,000 people on waiting lists for treatment at University Hospital Kerry.

That’s according to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund as of the end of August.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now 10,872 people on waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry.


Of those, 9,934 are waiting for outpatient appointments as of the end of August; this is down 206 since the start of the year, a 2% decrease.

A quarter (2,498) of those are waiting up to three months, while almost a third (3,069) are waiting over a year.

The figures show there are 510 patients on inpatient and day case waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry, including for endoscopy, as of the end of August; that’s up 93 since the start of the year, a 22% increase.

The majority of those patients (405) are waiting up to three months for appointments; the remaining 105 are waiting between three and 12 months.

A further 428 patients have a scheduled date for their inpatient and day case procedure, including endoscopies.