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Hi and good morning ladies. Has anybody else had their surgery cancelled due to the bed crisis ? My opp for the 19th January got cancelled, second date 16th February has now been cancelled too. I'm apparently urgent and top of list but because it's not life threatening they cant operate. So frustrating ? I'm due to have surgery at st james in leeds btw xx

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    I was due a hysterectomy and prolapse repair on Dec 4th which was cancelled the day of the operation due to a bed shortage. I then was given a date of Dec 29th,and that did go ahead, although on the gyne ward I was on half of it was closed,and in my room I was the only gyne patient,two were very elderly and frail and had been on the ward for over a month,and the other patient had an appendix op. So I think the problem was that the gyne ward was being used for mostly non gyne patients.
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      Hi again,I'm in Wales so the situation might be different here,but I do know that the NHS is a very sick lady!,it's strained from the GP clinics,and just carries on at the hospital's. The lady in charge of the waiting list told me that in previous years Christmas would be a time that people would differ their ops, preferring to have surgery at a more convenient time,but she told me that this year it was different,that people were taking whatever they could get. I fit this description as I had waited so long that I instructed them that I would go to any hospital and with any surgeon,and this helped ,if I had remained picky I think I'd be waiting even longer than the 10 months I'd already waited!

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      Yeah I had surgery on 18th december at wharfedale this was a cancellation. When dr cambell went in to laperoscopy hysterectomy he found everything is stuck together, he decided not to proceed due to risks and booked me in for full abdo hysterectomy at st james with himself and specialist bowl team. I just hope I get sorted soon as its physical and mentally draining x
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      Gosh Lynn,you poor thing,sounds quite traumatic....It takes alot of working on yourself to get prepared for an op,so I really feel for you. Do you have any idea when this new date might be?
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    Hi Lynn,

    I know your frustration. I have a large mass growing on my ovary and was scheduled for surgery to remove both ovaries on January 18. I was cancelled at the last minute on the 18th!! Reason being for cancellation was bed shortage also. I have my doctor saying it has to come out ASAP yet the hospital canceled and I’m still waiting for a call back to reschedule. In 2015 I had a hysterectomy and I was cancelled 3 times before actually getting surgery.  It’s difficult waiting so I understand how you feel. 

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    Hi Ladies

    I'm sorry to hear about your cancellations and see that you are in the UK.  This happens in New Zealand too.

    I have private insurance which is very costly but well worth it.  Too late for some of you but I'd recommend that young people get private insurance as this situation will only get worse with ageing populations.

    I know that the GPs are very frustrated about the situation in the public hospitals.

    Best wishes

    Lyn

     

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    Yes we have a public health system like nhs in NZ. But I also have full private insurance. Expensive but wouldn't be without either like Lyn. UK prob is you're in the height of winter and the beds fill up with all the illnesses that rampage around. Same happens in winter everywhere. Surely they scanned your cyst & will know from that if it's a simple fluid filled cyst or a complex cyst with blood vessels feeding into it? If there's no beds they can't put you in a corridor. 

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