Government Inaction Is Being Blamed For The Long Wait Times For Patients Seeking To Access Hospital Care

Nearly 64,000 people are waiting for treatment in Cork hospitals

Government inaction is being blamed for the long wait times for patients seeking to access hospital care.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association say this is down to the ongoing consultant recruitment crisis and a shortage of hospital beds.

In June the Association launched the Care Can't Wait Campaign  and ahead of the by election in Cork North Central the campaign is being stepped up with ads placed in in local newspapers and on bus shelters. 

The IHCA's Martin Varley told RedFM News that it's time the waiting lists were tackled:

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