Mark Ward TD for Dublin Mid West has called on people living in the constituency to take part in the party’s online survey to understand how long healthcare waiting lists are impacting on patients and their families. The survey has been launched by Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, and will inform the party’s proposals on tackling the waiting list crisis in our healthcare system.
Teachta Ward said: “We want to tell the real story of how lengthy waiting lists are affecting patients and families across the state. “Waiting lists have been allowed to spiral over the last decade, due to chronic underfunding and neglect by the Government. This isn’t good enough and patients across the state are being forced to suffer the consequences of this Government failure. “Sinn Féin have launched a survey of patients and their families about how lengthy healthcare waiting lists are affecting them.
“We want to hear directly from patients on waiting lists and their families about the human reality behind the statistics. “Behind every number is a person waiting for care that they need. “I am asking everyone affected to take part in Sinn Féin’s survey and make your voice heard. Sinn Féin will be using the results to inform policy proposals on this which our Health spokesperson David Cullinane TD will be publishing this summer. “The waiting list crisis cannot be allowed to continue any longer. Patients deserve timely healthcare which meets their needs. Sinn Féin will stand up for people on waiting lists in Dublin Mid West and across the state to ensure they get the healthcare they need.”