Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
I will continue on the issue of waiting lists. My colleague, Deputy Cullinane, who is the Sinn Féin health spokesperson, has indicated that there are 652,244 people waiting to see a consultant, of whom 183,491 have been waiting more than 18 months and 85,950 are children, with 29,271 of those children waiting more than 18 months. More than 200,000 patients are waiting for access to a diagnostic scan. Are those figures correct? I am looking for a "Yes" or "No" answer, please.