Tralee hospital waiting lists decrease.

New figures released show that the adult in-patient list for Tralee General Hospital has increased while the number of children awaiting treatment has decreased. The in-patient figures for June 2003 were 157. This has increased to 191 up to September 2003. The Health Board has released figures that show the overall number of patients on hospital waiting lists has decreased. The figures for Tralee General Hospital show an increase in the number of adults on the inpatient waiting list. Figures increased in June from 132 to 172. There has been an increase on the waiting times of 6-12 months and in the 12-24 month period. The number of children on the waiting list is 19, a decrease of 6 from the June figures of 25. This decrease can be seen in the 3-6 month waiting period and the 6-12 month waiting period.The day case waiting list has remained the same. There is no patient on the list at Tralee General Hospital.