"cancelled op 3 times"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Birmingham B15 2TH
Posted via NHS Choices
I am writing this on behalf of my mother who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has been waiting now almost 11 weeks for a operation they have cancelled this op 3 times now 1st time lack of icu beds,2nd time no staff to fully operate the theatres 3rd time again 20 mins b4 she went down for the op due to two stabbings that day and no beds again they have a 100 beds and all of them are full. the strain and worry of this is making her more ill each day she is now going to refuse to leave till they find a spare icu bed. The doctors and nurses are great it is management that can not get it right lack of communication between them.they have told us to take her home and will book it in 3 weeks time if they is a bed available that day if not they will try again always rebooks appoinment within they 28 day rule. a letter has been sent to ceo of the hospital and emails to national newspapers and local mp.