3,050 children are currently waiting on cardiac outpatient appointments (Irish Times).
4,200 children are waiting to be seen at outpatient clinics nationwide for eye problems.
One doctor said her department should have a dozen or so paediatric cardiologists – they have just five.
Some public patients have to wait two years just for an appointment.
No child of a politician, banker, barrister, property developer or senior civil servant has been, or will be, harmed in the creation of this situation.