There was a strong reaction to RTE's investigation into the HSE & people suffering on waiting lists 3 years ago

There was a strong reaction to RTE's investigation into the HSE & people suffering on waiting lists

Startling.

In case you missed it, RTÉ Investigates took a closer look at the lives of those people that are still waiting for HSE treatment after spending months, and sometimes years, on the waiting list.

After the documentary aired, Claire Byrne had a segment on her show as the Minister for Health Simon Harris gave his reaction to the documentary.

Liam Woods, the HSE’s National Director for Acute Hospitals, and Gerry Robinson, the man who famously took on Britain’s National Health Service, were also in studio.

In a startling documentary, it was revealed that 535,000 people are now on various hospital waiting lists for appointments / procedures. Sadly, this figure represents an increase of 94,000 people when compared to this time last year.

Given the severity of these figures, plenty of people felt very strongly about the current state of the HSE.