"Surgery cancelled twice, can they cancel again?"
Posted by Miss grumpy (as ),
The first time they cancelled, I was sat at the hospital when my surgeon told me they wouldn't operate due to me taking the contraceptive pill. They expressed concerns over me taking this when I met them a few months ago, but when I asked at my pre op if I should stop taking it they said I shouldn't. I was upset at the lack of communication between everyone meant that I couldn't have my surgery. Those who have had surgeries cancelled will understand how upsetting and frustrating it is.
I was given another appointment 8 weeks later. However 5 days before that surgery I get call explaining that my surgeon is in a meeting that day and my operation has been moved to later on this month.
Are they allowed to cancel again? Or are they allowed to cancel one more time?
I should point out, I've had two operations previously with a different surgeon with no issues about me being on the pill. It was first cancelled at west Cumberland hospital in Whitehaven, then secondly at the Cumberland infirmary in Carlisle.