14 per cent increase in numbers on UHK waiting lists

The number of people on waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry is continuing to rise; it’s now up 14% in the past year.

According to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, as of the end of January, there were 9,884 people waiting for outpatient appointments, inpatient surgery, and day-case procedures at UHK.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now 9,884 people on waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry, up 1,209 or 14% since the same time last year.


Of those, 9,751 are waiting for outpatient appointments as of the end of January; this is up 1,218 since the end of January last year, a 14% increase.

Over a quarter, 2,467, of those are waiting up to three months, and a similar number, 2,747, are waiting over a year.

The figures show there are 133 patients on inpatient and day case waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry as of the end of January; that’s down 9 in the past year, and down 20 since the end of December.

The majority, 70% (94) of patients are waiting up to three months for inpatient and day case appointments; 25 are waiting between three and six months; and 14 between six months and a year.