Waiting Lists Grow as Operating Theatres lie idle

Waiting Lists Grow as Operating Theatres lie idle Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has called for urgent action to deal with growing waiting lists as hospital operating theatres lie idle. ‘In recent days, I have received a reply from one of the Consultants in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital confirming that of the seven theatres in Cappagh Hospital only three are in use and at that only for half dayson each of the five working days of the week. Essentially over half the hospital is sitting idle while those awaiting orthopaedic care are suffering in pain.’ The Consultant confirmed to Councillor Feeley that as a consequence of the cuts the waiting lists within the Hospital for both inpatients and outpatients is getting longer and longer. ‘It is clearly unacceptable that assets such as operating theatres, put in place at considerable cost to we the taxpayers are sitting idle whilst there are people in our communities waiting in agony for treatment. Government must act to address this situation urgently to allow the Consultants and the rest of their teams get on with their work.’