"Fast track Breast cancer treatment derailed"
About: Queen Margaret Hospital / General Surgery Queen Margaret Hospital General Surgery KY12 0SU
Posted by ratbag (as ),
My 85 year old mother attended Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline having been told she would have an operation for a small lump on her breast. Previously we were impressed with the fast track approach arranging tests etc, however having left her at the hospital early in the morning, I received a call from a nurse at 50 minutes later stating the anaesthetist had deemed her too breathless for the operation and could I come and collect her. I feel fitness for operation should have been determined at the pre op assessment which was carried out the previous week at which I was at pains to point out my mother had been breathless on exertion for many years and not have stressed, fasted patients told this at a time they expect an operation..