MORE than 5,500 people are currently waiting on different forms of outpatient treatments at Naas General Hospital.
The figures released by the National Treatment Purchase Fund, which is an independent statutory body established by the Minister for Health, show that by the end of August there were 5,549 people awaiting various forms of out-patient treatments at the hospital.
The figures show also that 39 patients have joined the waiting list since July and that a majority, at just over 3,700, have been awaiting treatment for up to six months.
More than 400 of these people have been waiting over a year and twelve have been waiting for over a year and a half.
The figures show also that 91 people are on the waiting list for inpatient and day cases, 64 of which have been waiting for up to three months.