"I feel totally helpless"

About: Bradford Royal Infirmary / General surgery

(as the patient),

I was urgently referred for stomach surgery  with my pre-operative assessment taking place a week later. My surgery was booked for a month later, which was already quite disappointing as I'm very unwell, unable to keep food down and have lost three stone in as many months.

Before Christmas I got a letter cancelling my surgery with a new date. I've had another letter cancelling my surgery. I don't know how much longer I can last. I've fainted at home due to lack of food intake, I wake up in the night to be sick and with acid reflux choking me.

I now weigh less than 7 stone and am seriously concerned do about my health. I feel totally helpless.

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Response from Bradford Royal Infirmary

Good afternoon, thank you for your feedback, and I am sorry you are feeling so distressed and that you have had this experience.

Can you please contact me on patient.experience@bthft.nhs.uk or call me on 01274 383863, so I can put you in touch with the right person to help you.

If you email please can you give me your name, address, date of birth and if possible your patient number which will begin with the letters RAE. It will be on any letters you have from us.

If you call and I am not at my desk please leave me a number to call you back on and your name.

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