Over 700 patients waiting up to four years for outpatients’ appointments at UHK

There are over 700 people waiting between two and four years for outpatients’ appointments at University Hospital Kerry.

That’s according to figures released by the Health Minister, Simon Harris, in response to a question from Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly.

These figures show that, as of the end of December 2018, there were 49,000 patients nationally waiting for outpatient hospital appointments for more than two years.

The majority, 39,000, are on lists between two and three years; there are 9,000 waiting between three and four years, and 800 waiting more than four years.

At University Hospital Kerry, there are 681 people waiting between two and three years for outpatient appointments.

There are 22 patients on Kerry waiting lists between three and four years, but there are none waiting over four years.