Elective Surgeries

  • It could take up to two years to clear the backlog of elective surgeries which were cancelled due to Covid-19.

    New research from the University of Birmingham says 28 million surgeries worldwide could be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.

    There's currently a backlog of over 16,400 postponed surgeries in Irish hospitals.

    Stephen McMahon, from the Irish Patients Association says the figure could be higher.