"Heart surgery waiting times."

About: Morriston Hospital / Cardiac Surgery

(as the patient),

I am a patient of Morriston hospital and I am waiting for cardiac surgery, I have been waiting since my diagnosis was made, September 2012. My condition is a progressive one and time factors mean that the longer I wait, the worst I become.

I am a 60 year old male living in Swansea and have been well cared for by the cardiac team. Their care is first class and I only have praise for them all. My delay is caused because there is insufficient high care beds for post operative patients who have under gone cardiac surgery. Why is this?

I have no knowledge of when my operation will be undertaken. I have no knowledge if I will live long enough to face my operation. I don't want to die yet, will the delay I have faced be a considering factor in the coroners report after my death.

Who is responsible for this, who is to blame, will someone provide more funds to provide more ITU beds so more than the ones waiting can be saved

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