Over 2,000 more people are awaiting an inpatient or outpatient appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital compared to 2020.
A record number of people across the country are waiting for their first hospital outpatient consultation.
As of January 28th, 3,044 patients were waiting on an inpatient/ day case appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital, that's up 49% compared to figures from January 2020 when 2,032 people were awaiting on an appointment.
According to latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, a total of 18,909 people were awaiting an outpatient hospital appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital.
That's up from 17,757 during the same period last year.
Nationally, 623,000 people are on a waiting list for their first outpatient consultation.
While almost 81,500 are waiting for a date for their inpatient or day case treatment.
Many appointments have been deferred due to the level 5 restrictions.