NI hospital waiting lists: 'The pain is so bad I have to sit down'

A south Belfast woman who is on a hospital waiting list for surgery has spoken about how the pain she feels is affecting her life.

Mary Anderson, who has arthritis, needs an operation on her ankle and a scan on her shoulder.

She said she has heard "absolutely nothing" about the treatments since April 2020.

"I can't do a full shop, for example," she said.

Ms Anderson is one of thousands of people on hospital waiting lists in Northern Ireland.

Health Minister Robin Swann has apologised for the lengthy waiting times.

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