"Mix up for an operation."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital / General surgery Queen Elizabeth Hospital General surgery B15 2TH
Posted by valsallu (as ),
I was due to go into the Q. E. Hospital in Birmingham for a muscle biopsy. I arrived at 08. 00. At 08. 30 a doctor called me in and kept asking about my heart and breathing. When I told him that they were fine he asked me why I had come in for a Bi pass. I said I had not and it was a Biopsy. He told me to wait. A nurse came in and said I was in the wrong ward. It was the one I was told to go to. She then took me right across the hospital to another ward where I was told to wait for a general anaesthetic. I said I thought I was just having a local one. She said she would check. 5 hours later the doctor who was doing the operation came in and said the operation had been cancelled because he refused to operate in that operating theatre. When he found out that I had not eaten or been offered a drink he went spare as I am a diabetic. He said I was never going to have a general anaesthetic. He arranged a meal. At 14. 30 I was allowed to go home. No operation and no date for one. Not only did I loose a days pay, had 2 taxi rides, and still no further on.