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NI waiting lists lead to doctors telling patients to ‘go private’

Family GPs express concern that some could die before they get treatment from the NHS

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The situation here has become so grave that GPs are now routinely recommending that patients pay for private treatment

The situation here has become so grave that GPs are now routinely recommending that patients pay for private treatment

The situation here has become so grave that GPs are now routinely recommending that patients pay for private treatment

Northern Ireland’s hospital waiting list shame has become so severe that family doctors worry constantly about patients dying before they are treated.

The situation here has become so grave that GPs are now routinely recommending that patients pay for private treatment rather than endure the misery of waiting in excess of five years for a first outpatient appointment.


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