About: North Middlesex Hospital

My husband came in Thursday morning at 6.30 he's had been waiting 2 days for his operation that takes 45mins to be messed around for 2 days saying he can eat then he can't then he can telling him he's going for op through the day he didn't get this hospital an the acute assessment ward tells you nothing about no commutation at all I'm disgusted with the derive my husband has not eaten for 3 days messing him around poor standard of care disgusting hospital an staff they told him all through the Friday 2/3/2015 he will have op he didn't then they said the night mood he didn't get then they said Saturday morning he didn't have it done till the afternoon.

They leave elderly patients who need care the nurses an doctors run in to patients where the patients family come up once the family go the doctors and nurses go poor care to elderly an young should be ashamed of your selfs

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Response from North Middlesex Hospital

Thank's for your feedback. Sincere apologies for the delays you experienced.

Patients sometimes experience a delay in going to theatre because if an ambulance brings in a crash victim who requires urgent surgery they have to take priority for surgery.

If patients going to theatre before you are assessed with problems, delays can occur because doctors have to re-examine and ensure patients are fit for surgery.

These issues can cause patients going to surgery being delayed. Patients are encouraged to communicate with ward staff to ensure all questions are answered and feelings of anxiety are reduced by having the correct information.

I am the ward manager for the acute assessment unit, debbie.encisa@nhs.net and will be sharing your comments with the team.

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