« BackIncrease in numbers on waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry

There’s been an increase 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 June, there were 288 people waiting, compared to 103 two months ago.

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Nearly 77,000 patients are awaiting treatment or assessment in public hospitals across the country, as of the end of June.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are 288 patients waiting for inpatient and day cases at University Hospital Kerry.

The numbers waiting at the Tralee hospital have increased in recent months; there were 103 waiting at the end of April; that rose to 273 at the end of May, and to 288 at the end of June.

According to the recent figures, the majority, 261 are on the list for up to three months; 25 are waiting between three and six months, one person between six and nine months; one person is between 12 and 15 months.

At other hospitals serving the Kerry region, there are 3,119 patients waiting for inpatient and day cases at University Hospital Limerick, while there are 1,847 on the list at Cork University Hospital.