Tackling Waiting Lists

Northern Ireland’s Comptroller and Auditor General, Dorinnia Carville, has today (Tuesday 10 October) published a report outlining the critical situation within the local health service as it struggles with rising waiting lists for elective care.

Unlike unscheduled treatment, elective care is planned in advance, generally following referral from primary care professionals. It involves initial specialist clinical assessment and, if required, subsequent care, including diagnostic tests, surgery, and other inpatient treatments.