"My mom's cancelled surgery"
About: Good Hope Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Good Hope Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by queeny (as ),
Mom had her hip replacement surgery cancelled for the second time this morning. A brief phone call 3 hours before she was due to be admitted. No reason given just that she would hear something asap.
Mom is 88 and on morphine patches to help with the acute pain as the head of her femur has disintegrated due to osteo arthritis.. A vibrant active lady reduced to being housebound who can hardly walk even with a frame whilst waiting for this much needed surgery.
Have heard that if surgery is cancelled 3 times you can demand to be treated privately but not sure if this is right.