"Very disappointed with my son's care"

About: Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

We have been attending this hospital for the last 3 years as my son has a very serious lung condition. My son is on the waiting list to have a section of his lung removed to improve his quality of life. For the past 12 months it's been a nightmare as they have cancelled his surgery 5 times, been told week after week he has a bed then no we have beds, we've met his surgeon gone through the procedure then let down time and time again. We've been messed about at pre-ops waiting around for a blood test for 90 minutes, given stupid excuses why they can't do the surgery so enough is enough I've asked for a transfer to a different hospital so we don't have to deal manchester children's again.

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Response from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn of your disappointment and that your experience has not been as positive as we would hope, especially related to the multiple delays and cancellations your son has experienced. It is important to us that comments are heard and seen as an opportunity provided to the service to make changes and improvements wherever possible.

It is difficult to respond to all the posts in a comprehensive way often because of a lack of detailed information, therefore if you would like to discuss this with us in more detail, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 276 8686 or by e-mailing pals@cmft.nhs.uk

The Patient Experience Team

Central Manchester University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust