"Concerns after my operation cancelled"
About: Cumberland Infirmary / General surgery Cumberland Infirmary General surgery CA2 7HY
Posted by Anonymous
I am a disabled pensioner who was meant to be having an operation at the hospital today. Because of previous strokes I have to take warfarin every day to thin my blood. The hospital told me to stop taking my warfarin for 5 days before my operation and a nurse was coming out to my house every day to give me a blood thinning injection instead. I had also not eaten since midnight the day before. When I got to the hospital I was told my operation was cancelled, but I don't know why. They could not tell me when I would have the operation. When I asked what to do about taking my warfarin again they said that was not there problem and I had to go and ask my GP.They then made me get a taxi home even though I am meant to have hospital transport because of my poor mobility. When I rang my GP I was told that no GP was able to help today because of something to do with configuration and to try and make an appointment in the morning. I now have no idea if I should be taking warfarin because the hospital said it was not there problem. I'm worried that as I'm not getting the injections anymore and don't know how much warfarin to take I will have another stroke or more clots. It is very very bad planning and terrible communication from the hospital.