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‘Solutions needed’ for hospital waiting list crisis

Nearly 200,000 people languishing in queues for more than a year to get first appointment, November figures show

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Official figures have also revealed the challenges being experienced in emergency departments (EDs) in Northern Ireland

Official figures have also revealed the challenges being experienced in emergency departments (EDs) in Northern Ireland

Official figures have also revealed the challenges being experienced in emergency departments (EDs) in Northern Ireland

Nearly one in eight people in Northern Ireland had been waiting on a hospital waiting list for longer than a year at the end of November, it can be revealed.

And in a grim warning to patients across the region, health officials have said the situation is likely to have declined further due to the impact of the most recent Covid-19 wave.


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