Four per cent increase in numbers on UHK waiting lists

There’s been a 4% increase in the past year in the number of people on waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry.

According to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, as of the end of July, there were just under 10,000 people waiting for outpatient appointments, inpatient surgery, and day-case procedures at UHK.

According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, there are now 9,960 people on waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry, up 411 or 4.3% since the same time last year.


Of those, 9,731 are waiting for outpatient appointments as of the end of July; this is up 338 since the end of July last year, a 3.6% increase.

A quarter (2,646) of those are waiting up to three months, and a similar number (2,909) are waiting over a year.

The figures show there are 229 patients on inpatient and day case waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry as of the end of July; that’s up 73 in the past year, a 47% increase.

The majority of those patients (169) are waiting up to three months for inpatient and day case appointments; 46 are waiting between three and six months; 13 people between six months and a year; while one person is waiting between 15 and 18 months.