About: Fremantle Hospital and Health Service Fremantle Hospital and Health Service Fremantle 6160
Posted by jas (as ),
Was booked in for surgery recently. Fasted as asked to and arrived at 6:30am, as asked to. I have no family in Perth and was told I would need care after surgery so my mother flew over for the procedure.
After sitting in day admission for 7 hours fasted (surgery gown on, blood tests and everything complete) my nurse finally came and got me to put my belongings away and get ready to move to theatre (mother had left at this point as it had been a long wait). As my nurse walked me down the hall a surgeon who I had met earlier moved me back into my bay where she told me my surgery had now been cancelled. There was clearly a lack of communication as the nurse was told it was my turn. I had waited 7 hours at this point, fasted for more than 13 hours. Extremely hungry, tired, and emotional. I had received no communication as to what was happening all morning. I was then told I would be put back on the wait list. Which I had already been on for 4 months - I leave WA in 3 months. I will have no family here for surgery now and my mother will not be able to come back over as we had to move all our commitments around for this surgery as it was. Very disappointed with the lack of communication. How surgery can completely just be cancelled after hours of sitting and waiting, and with no date given to me to reschedule?! I think this is an appalling system!