"day surgery waiting times"

About: Kent & Canterbury Hospital

(as the patient),

I have been waiting for day surgery since August 2011. Every time I phone the appts clerk the phone rings until the answerphone kicks in. I leave messages but I have never had a reply.

I had to complain via pals before anyone would talk to me and then despite being told I would definately have surgery this month I have not rec'd a date and now find that it is likely I was not suitable to have my NHS surgery in a private hospital.

Still no-one has told me anything or explained when I will have my surgery. Waiting is costing me money and opportunity.

From now on, when selecting a specialist I will always check how many days they work for the NHS each week

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Response from Steven Hams, Deputy Chief Nurse and Head of Quality, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you or your feedback, I am very sorry to hear of the time you have had to wait for day surgery. In order to address your specific concerns I would be grateful if you could contact our Patient Experience Team via email at patientexperience@ekht.nhs.uk or 01227 864314 who will be happy to help.

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