Investigation raises concerns about accountability in health system

A Donegal cancer campaigner says last night’s investigation into waiting times in Ireland raises concerns about what else the public is not being told about our health system.

It follows an RTE Investigates programme that found tens of thousands of patients aren’t included on official waiting list figures.

The National Treatment Purchase Fund says the figures are compiled using “international best practices”.

Betty Holmes of the Donegal Action for Cancer Care says that she has been inundated with calls in the last couple of hours from people in Donegal who have been waiting for surgery for up to two years.

She says managers with the HSE need to be held to account: