"I am not on the waiting list any more?"

About: Medway Maritime Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I showed up for my surgery as arranged, but the surgery did not happen. I was supposed to have general anaesthetic. The anaesthetists did not want to give me anaesthetic because I had tonsillitis the week before. Last Friday night I got a letter that informed me that I am not on the waiting list anymore because I did not attend my appointment.

I am going to follow this up tomorrow, because in my opinion it is gross negligence on NHS part.

I have been waiting for my surgery for 18 weeks now. I believe they could have dropped me off the list just to show that nobody wait more than 18 weeks for treatment and to make up the numbers and look good on the web site. Well I am not just a number and I am waiting for 22 weeks now for my treatment.

This is all happening in Medway hospital

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