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Listen: It Could Take Two Years To Clear The Backlog Of Elective Surgeries Created By Covid 19.

: 15/05/2020 - 14:25

It could take up to two years to clear the backlog of elective surgeries which were cancelled due to Covid-19.

New research from the University of Birmingham says 28 million surgeries worldwide could be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.

There's currently a backlog of over 16,400 postponed surgeries in Irish hospitals.

Stephen McMahon, from the Irish Patients Association says the figure could be higher:

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