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Over 100,000 Children Are On Waiting Lists For Hospital Treatment.

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ICHA says shortage of consultants across all paediatric specialties is restricting children from accessing care.

Over 100-thousand children are waiting for hospital treatment.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association says 40-thousand are on lists longer than a year.

It's warning a shortage of consultants across all paediatric specialties is restricting children from accessing care.

The IHCA says 1 in 5 permanent consultant posts remain vacant.

Latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show over 885-thousand people on some form of waiting list - almost 1 in 9 of these are children.
 

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