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Inpatient/ Day Case Action Plan 2018

Improving waiting times for hospital procedures is one of the Government’s 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