The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) is responsible for the collection, collation and validation of Inpatient, Day Case and Outpatient waiting lists.

The IPDC Waiting List report shows the total number of patients waiting, across the various time bands, for Inpatient and Day case treatment in each Specialty (these numbers do not include GI Endoscopies, see separate report). Each report lists the numbers waiting per Hospital in each particular specialty. To preserve confidentiality, where there are <5 patients waiting in a particular specialty/hospital, we have aggregated the numbers under a ‘Small Volume’ heading.

Each report is aggregated data on a monthly basis over a year. The current year’s report will be appended to each month.

Adult/Child classification: From 1/1/2015 this is based on each hospital’s designation, for example all Children’s Hospitals will have all patients set as Child, all Adult-only hospitals have all patients set as Adult and all mixed Adult/Child hospitals have the patients designated based on age (0-15 = Child). Prior to 1/1/2015 each hospital managed their own adult/child classification ages.

Please note that NTPF does not collect activity data i.e. numbers treated or removed. We collect a snapshot of the number of patients waiting in each hospital and publish the numbers monthly on our website.

Boards and management of individual public hospitals are responsible for the accuracy and the integrity of patient data submitted to NTPF.

Work on the quality of this data is ongoing between NTPF and individual hospitals and technical and administrative issues will be addressed as they arise.

Notes for consideration:.

  • From August 2015 NTPF standardised the Time band categories on our published reports. We now show 0-3 Months, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, 15-18 and 18+. This aligns to the DoH/HSE clearance targets for waiting lists, in line with maximum allowable waiting times directed by the Minister for Health.
  • St. Michaels Hospital, Dun Laoghaire - Inpatient/Day case file since Nov 2015.
  • From July 2015 Tallaght Paediatrics and Adults figures were shown separately.
  • Due to PAS system upgrade in University Hospital Limerick no file was received from July 2015 until September 2015.
  • Due to PAS system upgrade in St John's Hospital Limerick no file was received from March 2016 to May 2016.
  • Due to a PAS system upgrade in Nenagh Hospital no files were received for October 2016.

Data Resources (6)

IPDC Waiting List By Group Hospital 2019
IPDC Waiting List By Group Hospital 2018
IPDC Waiting List By Group Hospital 2017
IPDC Waiting List By Group Hospital 2016
IPDC Waiting List By Group Hospital 2015
IPDC Waiting List By Group Hospital 2014

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Contact Person Email
Theme Health
Update frequency Monthly
Language English
Landing Page
Period of time covered (begin) 2016-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2019-01-01