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MHK asks about medical waiting lists

Mon, 23 Jan 2012

Laurence Skelly MHK
Laurence Skelly MHK

An MHK is to ask for more details on what's being done to cut waiting lists for medical treatment on the Island.

Rushen member Laurence Skelly wants to know when the Department of Health will be reducing waiting lists to an acceptable level, and what targets have been set.

He'll also ask Health Minister David Anderson whether regular updates on waiting lists will be made public in the future and how long it will take to get treatment following a referral from a GP.

Last year, it was revealed in a Tynwald sitting that the Department is looking at bringing down waiting lists, but that it doesn't have a big budget.

Those with respiratory problems currently face a year on hospital waiting lists, whilst diabetic patients spend an average of thirty weeks waiting after referral.

Mr Anderson will answer Mr Skelly's questions in the House of Keys sitting tomorrow.


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