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54,000 too long on NHS waiting list
Press Association (UK) via Yahoo! News ^ | March 3, 2011

Posted on 03/03/2011 6:23:19 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

More than 54,000 people in Northern Ireland were waiting more than nine weeks for their first outpatient appointment, it has been revealed.

The total number of people waiting for a first outpatient appointment at the end of December was 124,589. This represented a decrease of 4,246 on the number waiting at the end of September 2010 and an increase of 42,019 on the number waiting at the same time last year.

At the end of December, there were 54,472 patients waiting more than nine weeks for a first outpatient appointment, of whom 37,655 were waiting more than 13 weeks.

Mr McGimpsey has warned of the risks for patient care if he does not get additional money in the forthcoming Budget. He has repeatedly said he needs an extra £200 million.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: failure; healthcare; northernireland; socialism
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1 posted on 03/03/2011 6:23:21 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How long does our MEDICAID class have to wait for a doctor appointment? How long are they willing to wait? How long is Moochelle obama willing to wait?

2 posted on 03/03/2011 6:26:14 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But, but national healthcare is a good thing!

3 posted on 03/03/2011 6:28:04 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: silverleaf

Don’t forget the overlords in the political class and illegal immigrants. They will somehow always be first and get the best at the expense of the people who pay for it.

4 posted on 03/03/2011 6:31:17 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

And the unions who got an exemption. We’re not touting that enough in WI.

5 posted on 03/03/2011 6:43:31 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

You are right....

The same unions who scream “Healthcare is a Right” and panned the ObamaCare plan:

1. Pay little or nothing for theirs
2. If they would have been affected, now are exempted by Ms. Sebilius

Oh, the irony.

6 posted on 03/03/2011 7:01:02 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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