There are 975 people on the outpatient waiting lists for ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) services in Roscommon University Hospital.
That’s according to Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy, who says he is “massively concerned” at the figures.
645 of these outpatients are classed as ‘routine’ appointments. Those in this ‘routine’ classification have been waiting as far back as November 2015, the TD says.
Separately, outpatients categorised as ‘soon’ have been waiting since November 2016.
Deputy Murphy: “Needing a medical procedure ‘soon’ should not involve a three-year wait”.
He added: “It is very disappointing that there is no funding for additional clinics. This has to be looked at. The Minister should do all possible to address the waiting times”.