There’s been a 46 per cent drop in the number of people on waiting lists for inpatient and day cases at University Hospital Kerry.
According to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, as of the end of July, there were 154 people waiting, compared to 288 at the end of June.
Nearly 78,000 patients are currently awaiting treatment or assessment in public hospitals across the country.
According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are 154 patients waiting for inpatient and day cases at University Hospital Kerry.
The numbers waiting at the Tralee hospital has dropped in the past month, after increasing dramatically for two months.
There were 103 people awaiting treatment in Kerry at the end of April; that rose to 273 at the end of May, and to 288 at the end of June, dropping back down to 154 at the end of July – a monthly decrease of 46 per cent.
According to the recent figures, the majority, 126 people are on waiting lists for up to three months; 26 are waiting between three and six months, and two people are on the list between six and nine months; no one is waiting over a year.
At other hospitals serving the Kerry region, there are 3,185 patients waiting for inpatient and day cases at University Hospital Limerick, while there are 1,873 on the list at Cork University Hospital.