Today, I had a call from a constituent that is on the “urgent” orthopaedic waiting list in Galway.
This woman has just been told that the URGENT waiting list is 12 months long. Yes, months!
She is waiting to see the consultant in order to be put on a waiting list for surgery. In other words, she is on a waiting list, to get on the waiting list.
This person is young and in severe pain.
She to give up her job as a home help, because of the severity of her condition.
But this is just one example.