"Cancelled operation in the 11th hour"
About: University Hospital (Coventry) University Hospital (Coventry) Coventry CV2 2DX
Posted by Anonymous
Due to have bone growth removed tomorrow the 1st October 2014. After gearing up for the last 3 months with regard getting the kids looked after and sorting out work (I am self employed). Got a call at 4.10pm telling me that my operation is cancelled. I find this totally unacceptable as family have booked time off to look after my children and I have cancelled my work for the next 2 weeks and therefore will not earn a penny as I am self employed. Have been told that because it was not cancelled on the day that they do not have a minimum time frame to get me a new appointment. If it was on the day they would need to get me back in in 27 days. How ridiculous that they can give me a date back in early July and then cancel the day before the operation. I'm sure that any private patients that are being operated on that day by the same consultant have not been cancelled. Have asked for a manager to call back with an explanation and where I go from here but not heard any more as yet. As I will now be off of work for the next two weeks I would like to be still operated on so that I do not have to be in this situation again. Can you please let me know what availability you have for me to go private? Regards SD