"Gallbladder removal - 2nd operation cancelled"
Posted by Melissa cunningham
Over the last 2 weeks I have had my operation cancelled twice, I was nil by month for nearly 20hours on each occasion and 5hours without water to then be moved from the admissions lounge to ward 726 and then when I am due to go down to theatre at 4 o'clock they come and tell me at 4.30 that it has been cancelled as they have run out of theatre time. . I can understand that the QE is the main hospital for transplants and my op was cancelled to save another persons life but I think better planning of theatre time and staff is required. I was told that there are 2 theatres and unfortunately I keep being booked into the one for the transplants which means I have to be cancelled. Enough is enough, as it is impacting on my mental health as each time I build myself up for the operation, the nerves of how am I going to be afterwards and everything that runs through your head before an operation?! It is having an impact on my job as I am unable to plan and I am continuously rearranging meetings and having to cancel them. I have been rebooked in again for next week, fingers cross it is 3rd time lucky.