"Long wait for surgery"
About: Raigmore Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Raigmore Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics IV2 3UJ
Posted by Little Miss Moffat (as ),
Husband should have been selected to have his hip operation this Month (March) by Raigmore. Now breaching his waiting time guarantee. Were offered to have it done in Glasgow but staff could not give us any information apart from being very negative and saying that if anything went wrong he could not go back to them.
Called today to be told that lists are not made up for April yet and that there is no guarantee that he will be selected to go in during that month. Surely it is simple maths to decide how much capacity is needed to meet the demand required especially for those patients who are already breaching the target date.
Why have target dates if Raigmore cannot meet them? What assurance is that for patients whose lives are disrupted by having to deal with pain then wait and wait without any communication other than us having to continually call and check on the current status?