Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Brendan Smith has called on the Minister for Health to increase orthopaedic capacity for patients in Cavan/Monaghan due to unacceptable delays in having assessments and procedures carried out.
Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “Through Parliamentary Questions in Dáil Éireann I highlighted to Minister Harris the urgent need to reduce waiting lists for orthopaedic assessments and procedures. It is not acceptable that people have to wait a considerable length of time to even have assessments undertaken to determine what treatment or procedure they may need.
“While I commend the hard work of the team in Cavan/Monaghan Hospital and in the Orthopaedic Dept. in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan they require greater resources.
“The response from the Minister and the RSCI Hospitals is disappointing. We have a hospital needing resources and there are people on long waiting lists for orthopaedic services.
“I am calling on the Minister for Health to increase orthopaedic capacity and I am determined to pursue this matter with the Minister. Patients deserve better and more timely services,” concluded Deputy Brendan Smith.
Please see PQ reply attached.