"Knee surgery - wrong parts?"
About: University Hospital Hairmyres / Trauma & Orthopaedics (Wards 1 & 5) University Hospital Hairmyres Trauma & Orthopaedics (Wards 1 & 5) G75 8RG
Posted by eaglenx55 (as ),
I have been attending this hospital for over a year with a knee injury. I need an operation but this has been cancelled three maybe four times. In June this year I was booked in for the surgery and was in the operating room when the surgeon cancelled the operation. When I asked what was going on I was told that they had ordered and received the wrong parts for my knee surgery? ? I put in a complaint to the health board and I had a meeting last week with the surgeon, who blamed the new registrar for ordering the wrong parts - but how could this happen? how come they were not checked earlier? I now have a possible future date for my operation in October. Advised by a nurse to share my story.