"Still in hospital, waiting for an operation"

About: Watford General Hospital / General surgery

(as a relative),

My relative was admitted for an emergency hernia repair to Watford General last week.

Still waiting. They've been prepared for theatre and then had it put back. Now told it will be "in the week". They are in a limbo between being "elective" and "not being emergency enough". Very frustrating.

Please sort this out - either do it quickly or give certainty about when it is going to be done. I feel this is terrible expectation management; and also feel it's a terrible waste of NHS resources while they lie in a hospital bed.

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