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There Are Now Over Half A Million People Waiting For Hospital Consultations In Ireland

By James Fenton

February 15, 2018 at 11:46am


The number of outpatients awaiting hospital consultations reached a new high of 502,482 last month, the Irish Times reports. 

It is only the second time that figures have surpassed the half a million mark since December 2014, when the National Treatment Purchase Fund began gathering the data. 

Outpatient numbers first went over half a million in December 2017 after climbing steadily from  400,000 in March 2016.

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