About: Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Exeter EX2 5DW http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/
Posted by James
My wife had an accident on her ankle a few years ago and needed an operation, the date was set and a few days before its was cancelled by the hospital (Taunton), We had a redate for the operation and everything when fine, arrived at hospital, checked in, show to her own room and got ready to be take into the operating room. Then she received a phone call saying they have had to cancel the operation etc and they had no idea we was already and waiting in the room. So three of us lost out on wages that day for an error by the hospital, and then had to re book a date for the operation. The operation then took place and everything was fine. But a year down the line another operation was needed and was told of the date on Wednesday 4th of june 2014 that they had a space available to operate on Monday 9th june 2013 as was the short notice her work place rushed around and arranged cover for the 6 weeks or so she would be away only to find out today Friday 6th June that they have had to cancel AGAIN the operation leaving my wife very upset. As no she will miss out on around 14 weeks of pay as the school have arranged a temp to cover her work so she will not have a job. This is totally unacceptable, why offer a place on Wednesday and then cancel it 1 1/2 days later after we had rushed to arrange cover for work, Days off, family had arranged to come down. Surely there are better ways to deal with this sort of thing.