"My elective surgery was cancelled three times by the hospital"
About: Angliss Hospital Angliss Hospital Upper Ferntree Gully 3156
Posted by Fisho101 (as ),
First time I went in for day surgery, I was just about to be put under for the operation and surgeon appeared and said they were keeping me in overnight. The nurse advised the surgeon there is no bed booked. I told the nurse that my spouse is disabled and couldn't go home on their own, I would have to arrange overnight care.
After lots of apologies, I was sent home with a booking several weeks later. Then two days before that they cancelled again, as the surgeon had gone off sick. Given a new booking after a few weeks time. Fine, I understand these things can happen.
I rearranged care for my spouse, and also for coverage at work etc. Then a family member passed away in the UK, and I advise relatives I cannot travel over for it as I have surgery three days after funeral. Fine, they understand.
Not a day before the next booking I get a call that it's cancelled again. No theatre available.
To say I'm upset is putting it mildly. They tried to book the following week and I dared to say no! I cannot just change everything in an instant. Since then I have not heard a thing.
In thirty years I have never had anything happen in a hospital here and with this fiasco I feel totally let down.