Clare GP Insists Everything Is Being Done To Reduce Outpatient Waiting Lists

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A West Clare GP insists that all sides are doing everything possible to reduce waiting lists for outpatient appointments in the Mid-West.

It comes as figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show that at the end of February last year 15 patients were waiting 18 months for outpatient appointments in the Mid-West.

But at the end of last month, that number jumped dramatically to 3,615.


Miltown Malbay GP Dr Billy O’Connell, who is a member of the newly established local integrated primary care committee says failure to deal with overcrowding in EDs is part of the problem.