"long wait for surgery and cancellation"
About: University Hospital (Coventry) University Hospital (Coventry) Coventry CV2 2DX
Posted by Andrew Poole
after badly injuring my 5 digits on my left hand via a circular saw Tuesday 6th May 0915 I went to A & E Warwick Hospital where I was assessed and dressed accordingly. I was told that I needed plastic surgery for possible nerve damage and would therefore need to go to University hospital Coventry Wednesday for 8am and to fast ready for surgery. After a 3 hr wait I was sent home as the op was cancelled and to return Thursday for the same. After fasting from 18.00 hrs Wednesday I am waiting, waiting, waiting finally I'm taken to a room (a bed found for me) told to gown up obs done and then waiting waiting waitng, It was 18.00hrs on Thursday that i was told i could now eat as the op was now cancelled, but not to go home as I would loose my bed. Today 9th May 16.30hrs gowned up fasted very thirsty still waiting waiting waiting, not knowing what is happening.What is wrong with the NHS, communication would be wonderful!