"Cancelled Surgery"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital / Vascular surgery

(as the patient),

I was told in February that I needed major surgery to replace the veins in my Pelvis and legs. The first appointment was booked for May, I had my pre-op and admission date. On the morning of my admission I received a telephone call to advise that my surgery had been cancelled due to the Surgeon having to have surgery. I was given a new date in June and again this was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. I then received another date of July, having to have another pre-op. On the morning of my surgery I again received a telephone call telling me that I had a date for Surgery in August. I was totally shocked and asked if my surgery had been cancelled again. I was told that yes it had been.

I work full time and my workplace had arranged for cover for me as I am expecting to be off for approximately 6 weeks. I had to arrange for my dog to be boarded out, my family had arranged every time I had an appointment to book time off work. I have had to cancel a family holiday at the end of August because I would be unable to fly causing inconvenience to the other members of my family and losing part of the money I had already paid for the holiday.

Is there any limit to the amount of times surgery can be cancelled

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