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Ireland Over 2,000 children in north Dublin waiting over a year for vital health care

09:50  07 december  2019
09:50  07 december  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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There are 130 children aged between zero and four waiting over a year for an appointment. The waiting times are split into different age groups and broken down across the nine different Community Health Organisations (CHOs) for areas across the state. Community Healthcare Services are

Almost 215, 000 children are on waiting lists for health care services, according to figures from the HSE. Waiting lists in North Dublin are the highest in the country, with 2 ,400 children awaiting speech and Woman awarded €54,204 over heating oil spill will have to pay part of legal costs 17:36.

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More than 210,000 children are on waiting lists for health care and more than 25% have been in the queue for longer than a year.

It has also emerged there are massive variations depending on location.

While North Dublin has the biggest backlog with 2,400 children in the queue, just 10 kids are on a waiting list for speech and language therapy in Dun Laoghaire and none in Dublin South East.

Fianna Fail’s health spokesman Stephen Donnelly, who obtained the figures, said many kids are waiting for years, often for primary care supports such as speech and language therapy.

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Mr Donnelly added: “More and more parents have been contacting me about the inability to get care.

“This includes very sick children in need of urgent surgery. It includes those in urgent need of therapeutic supports like speech and language and occupational therapy.

“It includes children waiting for psychology, for diagnostic scans. I wanted to get a full picture of how bad things have got and the results are shocking – 215,000 children are waiting.

“Many are in pain, many are deteriorating. This is a damning indictment of this government’s failures. It is a dark stain on our country that this is happening.”

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Almost 1,200 children in HSE West were waiting to be assessed at the end of 2011. Two orthodontic consultants were employed here to work at six In Dublin Mid-Leinster, more than 2,900 children were waiting to begin their treatment at the end of last year . In 2008, the figure was just over 2 , 000 .

There are also more than 7,000 children and teenagers waiting to see a psychologist, jumping by almost a fifth in the last 12 months.

Mr Donnelly said: “This figure understates the full extent.

“Many hospitals don’t report waiting lists for different age groups, diagnostics waiting lists are not reported by age, and the figures don’t include a huge number of children waiting for oral health preventative interventions in primary schools.

“A €1billion overspend on a children’s hospital that only adds a handful of extra beds for children is about the extent of the Government’s work.

“These children and their families need solutions now.”

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