"Waiting time for gastric bypass operation"

About: The James Cook University Hospital / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

I saw the consultant and was given the green light to have the operation I made three visits in a short time to have different tests done before the operation in a short period of time then I had preoperation appointment they couldn't give me a date.

I have phoned several times and am told the list isn't open at moment but I am in the next lot of letters to be sent out I was told it would be December, then January now into February.

I know it's not an emergency but I am becoming so depressed and I understand I just have to wait.

I am still loosing a bit of weight but am very upset as my life is on hold. This is a very important thing to me. The hospital is fantastic and tests done so quickly but the wait is so depressing.

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Response from Barbara Bellamy, Patient Relations Secretary, Directorate of Quality Assurance, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Good afternoon

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you have cause for concern about the length of time you have had to wait for surgery.

I should be grateful if you would contact the Patient, Advice & Liaison Service on 01642 854807, to provide us with further information, to enable us to investigate the concerns you have raised.

Yours sincerley

Barbara Bellamy

IG & Patient Safety Advisor

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Update posted by Lizzybet (the patient)

I have had a email reply from the hospital and someone will ring me in a couple of days from the department hope it does some good