Over 11,000 patients waiting for appointments at UHK

There are over 11,000 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 February.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now 11,017 people on waiting lists for appointments for treatment at University Hospital Kerry.

Of those, 10,276 are waiting for outpatient appointments as of the end of February; this is up 345 in the past year, a 3.5% increase.

Almost a quarter (2,313) of those are waiting up to three months, while a third (3,434) are waiting over a year.

The figures show there are 741 patients on inpatient and day case lists, waiting for an appointment for treatment at UHK, including for endoscopy; that’s up 446 in the past year, a 151% increase.

The majority of those patients (574) are waiting up to three months.

A further 356 patients have a scheduled appointment date for their inpatient or day case treatment, including endoscopies.

There are another 2,000 (1,995) people on the planned procedure list at UHK – these are patients who have had treatment and require additional treatment at a future date.