The Health Minister says he will hold hospital managers to account over waiting list times.
“This will see significant reductions in waiting lists for scoliosis and waiting times for scoliosis patients.”
The Taoiseach said the focus of the government's efforts will be to ensure no further delays in scoliosis surgeries.
An Taoiseach admitted last night’s RTÉ documentary on hospital waiting lists was "hard to watch".
The Labour Party is accused the HSE of committing a form of fraud on the Irish people over waiting lists.
The Health Minister says he’ll do everything he can to reduce waiting lists in the next year.
Viewers of ‘RTÉ Investigates - Living on the List’ were shocked to hear of people on hospital waiting lists in Ireland contemplating suicide as they were living in constant pain.
The programme documents how as time passes patient's conditions worsen and the long term impact can be far-reaching.