Record number of people on a hospital waiting list

 

A record of nearly 910,000 people are on a hospital waiting list in the Republic.

The figure topped 900,000 for the first time a month ago, and has risen by another 2,000 since then.

Almost 654,000 people are waiting for their first outpatient consultation - which is also an all-time high.

Nearly 75,000 people are waiting for an inpatient or day-case treatment.