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Wicklow Minister Launches Plan To Tackle Hospital Waiting Lists

Projections for 2022 show that over 1.5 million patients will be added to active waiting lists this year.

here will be a particular focus on 15 high volume inpatient day case procedures so that every person waiting for over 6 months who is clinically ready will receive an offer of treatment.

These are:

  • Cataracts
  • Cystoscopies
  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Skin lesions (General Surgery and Plastic Surgery)
  • Varicose Veins 
  • Angiograms
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Septoplasties
  • Dental
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy (Gynaecology)
  • Total abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair


The 2022 Waiting List Action Plan builds on the short-term Waiting List Action Plan that ran from September to December last year and delivered a 5 percent reduction in waiting lists, during that time period, equating to 40,000 additional people no longer on waiting lists.   


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