3,600 people awaiting surgery at Roscommon Hospital

Waiting list increase reported

There was a big increase last month in the number of people on the waiting list for surgery at Roscommon Hospital, according to the National Treatment Purchase Fund’s data, which was released this week.

  As of February 25, there were 3,599 people awaiting outpatient or inpatient procedures, a 13 per cent increase on the 3,192 on the list on January 28.

  A total of 2,347 of the February figure was comprised of people on the outpatient list: 119 were waiting for between 12 and 15 months; 65 were waiting between 15 and 18 months; 27 people were waiting over 18 months.

  Meanwhile, 1,252 people were on the waiting list for inpatient/day case procedures last month, an increase of over 200 on 1,043 in January.

  Last month, ten of those were waiting over a year: five between 12 and 15 months, four between 15 and 18 months and one for over 18 months.