Posted by mike
My wife was admitted for surgery on the discs on her spine and decompression of nerves, and after been taken to the operating theatre after been been prepared for surgery and put to sleep, the surgeon was not satisfied with the quality of the images from the the x ray machine that they were going to use to perform this intricate procedure.
The surgeon had no option but to abandon the operation because correctly as the surgeon stated, the safety of their patient is paramount. My wife was taken back to recovery where the surgeon explained what had happened and she was then taken back to her room,My wife is now going to have to wait in extreme pain and go through all the trauma of waiting for the operation to be rescheduled to another hospital with a more powerful x ray machine.This abandonment has cost us a lot of money as we had to travel 40 miles each way from home and i had booked into a B&B nearby for 4 nights so i could be with my wife for the 4 anticipated night stay at the hospital,the cost at the B&B had to be paid in advance and was not refundable. On top of this we had put our dog into kennels. My complaint is that the hospitals x ray equipment is not up to the job and this needs to be reviewed as a matter of urgency to prevent other patients suffering the same distress and disappointment