A Mayo Fianna Fail TD has highlighted a worrying increase in the number of people waiting for urology appointments in hospitals across the country.

Fianna Fail Deputy Leader Dara Calleary says figures released to him show that there were almost 30,000 people on the outpatient waiting list at the end of August, with over 10,500 patients waiting more than a year to see a doctor. Galway University Hospital, along with Tallaght Hospital and University Hospital Waterford have the longest waiting lists for this particular speciality.

Deputy Calleary says that while some progress has been made with inpatient procedures, as a result of additional funding secured by Fianna Fail for the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the outpatient scenario is extremely worrying.

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