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3,000 people waiting more than two years for joint replacement ops

MLA slams ‘unacceptable’ delays and calls for end to postcode lottery for surgery

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Paula Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw

Almost 3,000 people are waiting an average of more than two years for joint replacement surgery, according to new figures.

As of March 31, a total of 9,005 people were awaiting an average of 88 weeks for this type of operation. In the Western Trust area, the wait is 111 weeks for some 2,967 patients.


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