"No beds."

About: Chesterfield Royal Hospital

On 31 December I was admitted for elective surgery. Having seen the Consultant, the Anesthetist, and had blood taken, I was told that surgeries had been cancelled because there were no beds. I understand that an entire ward has been closed because the administration has decided that there is no demand.

A week later I'm still waiting for a new surgery date. According to NHS guidelines, the surgery has to be done within 28 days if it has been cancelled because of non-clinical reasons. If not, I can go somewhere else at the hospital's expense. I hope it doesn't come to that.

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Response from Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Thank you for your post, which I think we've already actioned through our assistance and complaints service - as the content is the same as an upload that was made to our Facebook profile in the New Year. However, if I'm mistaken and your situation hasn't yet been resolved please get in touch with us as soon as you can on 01246 512640. Kind regards Sarah Turner-Saint, head of communications

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