IPA Responses to Headline News
Headline: Pressure on to reduce hospital waiting lists 'no matter what the cost'
IPA Response in Radio Interview:
"The Minister [for Health] had set a target during the year in the in June that the 75,000 people who are waiting for inpatient operations, such as hips, would be halved by the year end. Now unfortunately that hasn't happened. The 300 million euro that he was setting aside for 2023 for the private sector [and they are] saying they just haven't got the capacity to use that. The Minister admitted recently that the funds of 350 million euro to tackle [this issue] this will be spent, so we do have a serious problem here."
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Wednesday 9 November 2022