04 O’Riordan - Health.qxp_Admin 66-1 19/02/2018 17:38 Page 25Administration, vol. 66, no. 1 (2018), pp. 25–30doi: 10.2478/admin-2018-0004Health services, 2017Joanna O’RiordanInstitute of Public Administration, IrelandOvercrowding and waiting listsThe year began like the start of 2016, with concern over the number ofpeople on trolleys in the accident and emergency departments ofIreland’s hospitals. In early January the Irish Nurses and MidwivesOrganisation (INMO) reported a record-breaking figure of 612patients who had been admitted to hospitals and were awaiting beds.By the end of the year the INMO had reported that throughout 2017a total of 98,981 admitted patients had been recorded as waiting for abed across the country’s 29 hospitals.Waiting lists for inpatient and day-case procedures also came topublic attention during 2017 following an RTÉ Investigatesdocumentary, ‘Living on the List’. In response, Minister Simon Harris,TD, referred to the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) action plan onwaiting lists, which had been put in place in mid 2016 to halve thenumber of patients waiting more than eighteen months for treatment,and to the progress being made as a result. Children with scoliosisrequiring back surgery featured prominently in the RTÉ documentary.In May Minister Harris welcomed the publication of the HSE’sScoliosis Waiting List Action Plan.In October a report by the Economic
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