I have had my elective but medically required surgery cancelled once because of COVID, perfectly understandable, but then twice due to I believe, no ICU beds. I realise that there are always emergencies for ICU, but I feel there should be some provision for those of us who need the day surgery and ICU post operatively. The reason for the surgery is to prevent an emergency situation occuring. Some planning has to go into getting ready for the surgery due to other medical issues, therapies have to be cancelled which are very important in keeping me mobile and when the surgery is cancelled they cannot be re-scheduled straight away. Not being able to drive post operatively for 2 weeks and not knowing when the surgery might occur make it difficult to plan.
I feel we are being left in a vulnerable situation and if our condition worsens we will be in an emergency situation, which is not good for any of us.
Posted by Midnight (as ),
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