Cork University Hospital accounts for nearly half of the people on outpatient waiting lists in Cork
Nearly 80,000 people are on an outpatient waiting list at Cork hospitals
Latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show 76,936 people were waiting for outpatient appointments at hospitals across Cork last month with nearly 21,000 people waiting longer than 18 months.
Cork University Hospital has the highest number of patients waiting for an appointment, accounting for almost half of the waiting list at nearly 40,000 people
23,230 adults and children were waiting for outpatient appointments at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, while 7,494 adults and children were waiting for appointments at the Mercy University Hospital.
A total of 3,336 adults and children were waiting for appointments at Mallow General Hospital, with 2,588 adults and 57 children waiting for appointments at Cork University Maternity Hospital while at Bantry General Hospital, 1,520 adults were waiting for appointments.