3 year surgery wait for 2,659 patients
Surgery waiting lists show that 2,659 patients waited over 36 months for surgery according to provisional statistics collated by the Minister for Health and presented in Parliament this week.
The Waiting List Management System showed that on June 10, 2013, around 1,694 patients had been waiting over 36 months for orthopedic surgery, 296 for ophthalmology surgery, 211 for cardiac services, 134 for general surgery and 302 for vascular surgery.
A total of 1,012 patients had been waiting between three and six months for general surgery up till June of this year.
In total, the provisional statistics provided by the Minister show that 5,357 patients were waiting for orthopedic interventions, 3,478 for ophthalmology surgery, 3,092 for general surgery, 919 for vascular surgery, 815 for cardiac services and 646 for urology.