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A list of people waiting for something, especially housing or admission to a school.
line, row, column, file, chain, string, streamView synonyms
- ‘In two thirds of cities surveyed, waiting lists for public housing are a year or longer.’
- ‘Housing stocks are limited and waiting lists in the borough continue to grow.’
- ‘Nearly half a million people could benefit from a new scheme aimed at reducing hospital waiting lists.’
- ‘Joy arrived five years ago, when she was put on the waiting list for social housing.’
- ‘They also spent over two years on the active waiting list before receiving a transplant.’
- ‘So are most of the people whose names languish on social housing waiting lists around Nunavut.’
- ‘I find that your name is still on the waiting list and that you have not yet been admitted to hospital for your operation.’
- ‘Mr Greenway claims the decision does not make sense and will increase patient waiting lists at other hospitals.’
- ‘Housing chiefs say that waiting lists and homelessness are likely to grow during this period.’
- ‘Charging patients who fail to keep hospital appointments could cut hospital waiting lists.’
- ‘Thousands of other sick people languishing on transplant waiting lists across the country are not so lucky.’
- ‘The fund was set up two years ago to reduce waiting lists for hospitals.’
- ‘The Auditor General's report into hospital waiting lists last week was pretty damning any way you look at it.’
- ‘The housing waiting list was still far too long and he hoped to see more schools completed on the new housing estates.’
- ‘The gynaecology waiting lists are some of the shortest waiting lists at the hospital.’
- ‘The total raised so far could wipe out NHS waiting lists for eight years.’
- ‘Once the guide dogs are fully trained they are matched with a blind person on the waiting list.’
- ‘Unfortunately, this fell on the very day that we learned that hospital waiting lists are longer than ever.’
- ‘He attended the hospital for five months and was placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant.’
- ‘The waiting list for heart surgery in a public hospital is now more than a year.’
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