"A long painful wait"
About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Harlow CM20 1QX
My daughter was admitted via casualty with crippling back pain. A scan a few days later revealed a perforated disc, the same disc that had perforated 3 years previous. She has been on the ward for two weeks in terrible pain. She has now been told she will have to wait till next Friday before any surgery can be carried out. The nursing staff have been great as have the pain team who have been fighting her corner.
The lack of communication and delay by the spinal team has been unacceptable. She is very depressed and keeping her spirits up till next Friday is going to be difficult.
I am just hoping that somehow her surgery can be brought forward, but I'm not hopeful.