Almost 20,000 children waiting over 18 months for hospital appointments

Nearly 20,000 children have been languishing on hospital waiting lists for over a year and a half.

Almost 32,000 over-65s have also been waiting over 18 months for inpatient or outpatient care.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says the Covid pandemic continues to have an impact on hospital care.

Dr. Denis McCauley, from the Irish Medical Organisation, says the problem has been ongoing for years.


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