Recently, Deputy Broughan asked the Minister for Health to report on the number of people on waiting lists to see a consultant neurologist in Beaumont Hospital, with information on the length of time people have been waiting. Deputy Broughan received a direct response from Beaumont Hospital which said that the average waiting time to see a consultant neurologist is 7 months. As of the end of January this year, 422 people had been waiting less than 3 months, 395 had been waiting between 3 to 6 months, 221 had been waiting between 6 to 9 months, and 173 had been waiting 9 to 12 months. Of the 1497 people on waiting lists this year, 286 of those had been waiting for more than a year. 134 had been waiting for between 12 and 15 months, 117 had been waiting for 15 to 18 months, 28 had been waiting for 18 to 21 months, 4 had been waiting for 21 to 24 months and 3 had been waiting for more than 2 years.