Donegal Deputy – Orthodontic waiting lists at Letterkenny General unacceptable

TeethA Donegal Deputy says that Orthodontic waiting lists at Letterkenny General Hospital remain unacceptable.

Latest figures show 177 people, the majority of whom are children, have been waiting more than a year to see a consultant.

Across the HSE West region, there are almost 5,000 people on a waiting list for an orthodontic appointment, almost 2,000 of them have been waiting more than 12 months, and some have been on the same list for up to 4 years

Deputy Charlie McConologue says the figures prove the mishandling of the health service by Minister James Reilly: