Elective surgery waiting times 2017–18 focuses on information about public hospital elective surgery waiting lists. It presents information on overall activity, what elective surgery was provided and how long people waited for elective surgery.

A PDF version of this report was first published on 6th December 2018. Additional material was added on the 1st of March 2019:

  • Web based report
  • Excel data tables
  • Interactive data visualisation.
  • Cat. no: HSE 222
Findings from this report:
  • In 2017–18, 50% of patients were admitted for elective surgery within 40 days—compared with 36 days in 2013–14

  • In 2017–18, 874,000 patients were added to public hospital elective surgery waiting lists

  • 871,000 patients were removed from elective surgery waiting lists. Most (86%) were admitted for their awaited procedure

  • Cataract surgery was the most common procedure for admissions from elective surgery waiting lists in 2017–18