"Cardiacthoracic bypass operation at Blackpool"
Posted by Michaella (as ),
My husband had a heart attack in April and was admitted to Blackburn Royal hospital. Four days later he was seen by a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon from Blackpool and was told he needed a Triple bypass operation. He was told this would be done within 2/3 weeks. he was then discharged home to wait for surgery.
5 weeks later I rang his secretary and was told the Consultant was on sick leave and his case had been passed on to a Cardiac Liason nurse. I rang the nurse and was informed she was trying to arrange for another Consultant to deal with my husbands case.
We are now over 6 weeks since his heart attack and during that time my husband has had no medical follow up or communication from anyone. He is becoming increasingly distressed about the wait and his condition.
He has his own business which is going under because of his absence and this is also causing extreme stress. If I had not rang then we would still not know what was going on.
The staff have always been polite when I have spoken to them but we just want to know why he has had to wait so long with no medical support.