Written answers

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Department of Health

Hospital Waiting Lists

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Labour)
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177. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant ophthalmologist currently working at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9; the number of persons on the waiting list to see a consultant ophthalmologist at the hospital; and the average waiting time for persons on the list [47313/13]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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For 2013, a maximum waiting time target of 12 months has been set for a first time consultant-led outpatient appointment and this is reflected in the HSE Service Plan. The SDU and the NTPF are working closely with hospitals towards achievement of the maximum waiting time. In relation to the detailed information sought by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to him.

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