Skip to main content

Warning notification:Warning

Unfortunately, you are using an outdated browser. Please, upgrade your browser to improve your experience with HSE. The list of supported browsers:

  1. Chrome
  2. Edge
  3. FireFox
  4. Opera
  5. Safari

Day case waiting lists

See the number of people on day case waiting lists and how long they are waiting. You can view lists by hospital and specialty.

Day case care is when you are admitted to hospital for care or treatment but you do not stay overnight.

Specialties explained


Treats and diagnoses conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.


Treats and diagnoses conditions related to the skin, hair and nails.


Treats and diagnoses conditions related to the digestive system.

Gastrointestinal surgery

Surgery to treat conditions related to the digestive system.

General medicine

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions. These include breathing problems, asthma, COPD, and infectious diseases, among others.

General surgery

Surgeries include colorectal surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery, breast and endocrine surgery, and hepatobiliary and transplant surgery.

Geriatric medicine

Treats and diagnoses of conditions that affect older people.


Treats, screens and diagnoses conditions related to the female reproductive system, organs and health.

Hepatobiliary surgery

Surgery to treat cancer and diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder.

Maxillo facial

Surgical care of the mouth, jaws, skull, face, head and neck.


Treats and diagnoses eye conditions.


Treatment and diagnosis of conditions related to bones, including hip, ankle and knee replacement, spinal and shoulder surgery.


Treatment and diagnosis of conditions related to the ears, nose and throat (ENT), head and neck, including head and neck cancers.

Paediatric gastroenterology

Treatment, diagnosis and management of conditions related to a child's digestive system.

Paediatric surgery

Surgery of newborn babies, children and young adults.


Medical and surgical care for children age 1 to 18.

Pain relief

Care to patients suffering from conditions that cause chronic and acute pain.

Plastic surgery

Surgery to reshape or rebuild a part of your body.

Respiratory medicine

Treatment and management of breathing-related difficulties and lung conditions.


Treatment and diagnosis of conditions and cancers that affect the urinary tract and male reproductive system.

Wait time Adult Child
0 to 3 months 25348 1982
3 to 6 months 14483 1395
6 to 9 months 6778 800
9 to 12 months 4122 739
12 to 15 months 2019 467
15 to 18 months 1588 261
18+ months 3497 512

Data provided by:
The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF)

We update this data on the third Friday of every month.

About day case waiting lists

This data shows the number of public patients waiting on their first day case appointment.

It only shows the number of people waiting for a date for their appointment. It does not include people who have an appointment.

More on waiting times