6 Month Waiting List in the Region for Tonsil Operations

People in Cavan and Monaghan are waiting an average of six months to have their tonsils removed.

Figures released by the Minister for Health show people in Monaghan wait 26 weeks on average, with a 25 week wait in Cavan.Simon Harris says the Government has allocated an extra €20 million this year to tackle waiting lists for health procedures.

A breakdown of the figures shows one person in Monaghan has been waiting more than a year and a half for a tonsillectomy, with the longest wait in Cavan standing at between 15 and 18 months.