IN a new report published today (Thursday) the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association (IHCA) have highlighted the acute shortage of urologists at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).
There are currently only two consultant urologists to serve a population of 500,000 people.
“Presently there is a nine-year waiting list for an outpatient appointment. At a minimum the service requires an additional three consultants, three registrars, three senior house officers and two interns in the immediate term,” the IHCA report stated.
It said the details of the waiting lists emerged in a recent survey on difficulties arising from staffing problems.