10,800 patients waiting for appointments at UHK

There are over 10,800 people on waiting lists for appointments for treatment at University Hospital Kerry.

That’s according to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund as of the end of October, up almost 250 on the same time last year.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now 10,835 people on waiting lists for appointments for treatment at University Hospital Kerry; this is up 249 in the past year.

Of the number waiting at the end of October, 10,156 are seeking outpatient appointments, up 172 in the past year.

A quarter (2,552) of those are waiting up to three months, while a third (3,379) are waiting over a year.

The National Treatment Purchase Fund figures show there are 679 patients on inpatient and day case waiting lists at UHK, including for endoscopy; that’s up 77 in the past year, a 13% increase.

The majority of those patients (469) are waiting up to three months.

410 of those patients have a scheduled appointment date for their inpatient or day case treatment, including endoscopies.