Over 300 Donegal patients waiting occupational therapy assessment

Latest figures have revealed that in Donegal, over 300 adult patients are awaiting an occupational therapy assessment.

The data obtained by Sinn Fein in response to a Dail question show that adults in the county face some of the longest waiting times in the country.

The figures obtained by Sinn Fein show that 308 adults in Donegal are awaiting an initial occupational therapy assessment with 41 patients on the waiting list for over a year, 34 of which are aged 65 and over.

The longest waiting time experience by a patient on the waiting list, who has yet to be seen and is aged between 18 and 64 is 86 weeks.

Meanwhile, the single longest wait hase been experienced by a patient over 65 who has been on the list for 102 weeks.

A figure Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has described as horrendous.