"Risk my operation would be postponed"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Gynaecology East Surrey Hospital Gynaecology RH1 5RH
Posted by Owly (as ),
I had a gynaecology operation booked in for mid-Jan. On the afternoon of the day before, I was called and informed that my procedure had been put on hold due to a lack of beds. I was advised to proceed as if it was going ahead and that I would receive a call the following morning before I was due at the hospital to let me know if it was to be cancelled.
When I hadn't received a call by 10:15am on the day, I phoned and was called back 30 minutes later asking me to come in. Thankfully my operation went ahead and all of the staff I met while I was there couldn't have been more helpful, but the call the previous day caused unnecessary anxiety at an already worrying time.