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Slaintecare Implementation Advisory Council: Waiting Lists Are A "Cancer" Of The Health Service.

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There are over 900,000 people on waiting lists across Ireland, of whom over 11,000 are at Naas General Hospital.

Hospital waiting lists have been described as a 'cancer', draining the resolve to drive change in other areas of the health service.

That's according to the Slaintecare Implementation Advisory Council.

There are over 900,000 people on waiting lists across Ireland, of whom over 11,000 are at Naas General Hospital.

The retiring members have written to the Taoiseach, welcoming plans to tackle three key areas - rationalisation, E-Health, and what they call the 'moral stain' of waiting lists.

However, SIAC say the Slaintecare programme is much more than these three areas of present difficulty.

The letter goes on to say that as a new oversight group takes over, they remain available to meet with the Taoiseach and are available to assist in any way possible.

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