Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Department of Health
Hospital Waiting Lists
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]
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.