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Robin Swann can no longer wait for NI waiting lists to come down

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The fact is waiting times in Northern Ireland are the worst in the UK and a wait of five years for many operations is a conservative estimate

The fact is waiting times in Northern Ireland are the worst in the UK and a wait of five years for many operations is a conservative estimate

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The fact is waiting times in Northern Ireland are the worst in the UK and a wait of five years for many operations is a conservative estimate

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced plans to set up Northern Ireland's first day procedure centre at Lagan Valley Hospital.

Essentially, what this means is that people who need minor elective procedures can expect to have them carried out in the Lisburn hospital.

At the same time, Altnagelvin and Musgrave Park hospitals have been earmarked to become sites for orthopaedic procedures.