"Huge delays"

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Adrian Stannard NHS: 444 862 1499 REF: 02127943 30th May 2012 - Hernia developed 18th June 2012 - Diagnosis confirmed by a doctor and referred to Consultant. 31st August 2012 – Appointment with Consultant who confirmed the need for a hernia operation. 27th September 2012 – Pre Assessment tests 18th December 2012 – The anaesthetist cancelled the operation as I was about to enter the operating theatre because of an irregular heart rhythm. I was referred to my GP for ECGs and blood tests. 24th December 2012 – appointment with Doctor who referred me for ECG and blood tests. 3rd January 2013 – Blood test. 9th January 2013 – 24 hour ECG. 23rd January 2013 – ECG. 31st January 2013 – Appointment with Doctor who diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation and referred me to the cardiologist as this would be necessary to ensure the hernia operation could proceed. 12th March 2013 – Echocardiogram completed. 8th April 2013 – appointment to see Doctor. I cancelled as I had booked a holiday. 30th April 2013 – appointment re-scheduled with Doctor. Rang his PA to see if I could be fitted in if there was a cancellation, but was told that most cancellations happened at the last minute. Consultation with Doctor and he confirmed Atrial Fibrillation. He put me on medication - Furosemide 20mg, Bisoprolol 2.5mg, Aspirin 75mg.. He also said he would arrange for an MRI scan to thoroughly check the workings of my heart. 22nd May 2013 – Rang Doctor’s secretary and was answered by the manager. She said they had a long delay in getting Dictaphone notes typed up and they were only just starting on the beginning of April’s letters. She agreed to go through the messages to see if she could find mine and see if it was listed as urgent. This meant nothing had happened since the consultation. I have heard nothing further and am unable to get insurance to fly out to see my pregnant daughter in Singapore until the MRI scan has been diagnosed.

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