"My Day Surgery cancelled at the last minute after waiting 4.5hrs prepped for surgery."
About: Geraldton Hospital Geraldton Hospital Geraldton 6530
Posted by Disappointed and disgusted (as ),
I was in the Day Surgery Clinic in The Geraldton Regional Hospital and had been waiting 4.5 hrs and already prepped for surgery to be told that my surgery was cancelled due to too many surgeries booked in for that day and not enough staff and that they also had emergency surgeries.
I was not happy, I am in pain most of the time and was in pain all day and have been very unwell the last few weeks due to acute sinusitis and asthma. My acute sinusitis triggers my asthma and I have ended up in A&E previously in Geraldton because of this and told I needed this surgery for these reasons. In saying this I was still not classed as emergency surgery and felt I was tossed aside like a stray dog.
No nurses asked if I was ok, a bit of compassion and empathy wouldn't go astray.
I am pretty disgusted. I went home in pain and back to living on strong pain meds, steroids for the inflammation in my sinuses and for my asthma.
Maybe when I drop dead from the next bad asthma attack from my acute sinusitis I may be classed as an emergency, but by then I will probably be dead.
Well done - lack of Government funding for our hospitals and I believe the care factor being zero for patients and their health.