"We feel so let down by a hospital that up until..."
About: Hinchingbrooke Hospital Hinchingbrooke Hospital Huntingdon PE29 6NT
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What I liked
The way I was treated was very good,the Doctor explained all that would be
done for my Hernia.First they would need to confer with the Anaesthetist to
see if he was prepared to do it.I have Asthma and COPD.He after an appointment
with me was satisfied that he could do it with no problems.I was later called back to
the hospital to see a doctor,and we thought to have the procedure.
This doctor then said that he could not do it.Why then did he say in the first
place that it was down to the Anaesthetist whether it was done or not. I asked this
doctor surgeon what would be done if it started to strangle itself.He replied
'' We would have to do the best we could'' meaning I could live or die.Is this the
attitude I am expected to receive when I go to an NHS hospital.I would imagine
his Sunday joint got more attention.All this hernia does is make my COPD worse.
It's a simple key-hole surgery that my daughter has gone through,and she has
I would like somebody to intervene so I could have this surgery I promised.
What could be improved
At present no.