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Inpatient/ Day Case Action Plan 2018


Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: health, population, ireland, government
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

Improving waiting times for hospital procedures is one of the Governmentâ?Ts key objectives.

The Inpatient/Day Case Action Plan 2018 has been compiled by the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive and the National Treatment Purchase Fund.

In 2018 the HSE will deliver 1.14 million elective inpatient and day case discharges. The NTPF will fund 20,000 Inpatient Day Case treatments and 4,000 Gastro Intestinal Scopes.

Taking account of both NTPF and HSE activity in 2018 and depending on the level of patient demand, the Action Plan 2018 projects that:

· the overall number of patients to less than 70,000 by year end depending in particular on the number of new  patients;

· for high volume procedures* all clinically suitable patients waiting more than 9 months will be offered treatment in 2018;

· the number of patients waiting for GI scopes will fall from 17,600 at the end of 2017.

*Cataracts, Hip and Knee Replacement, Varicose Veins, Tonsillectomies, Cystoscopies, Coronary Angiograms, Excision of Lesions, GI Scopes,

Inpatient/ Day Case Action Plan 2018





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Suggested citation:

Department of Health (Ireland). (2018) Inpatient/ Day Case Action Plan 2018 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 16th November 2019].


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