Hospitals annoy me.
If you’re not up to speed, my daughter had a lump removed last year, which the hospital (after dithering for several months) decided was cancerous just before Xmas. So she was booked in for a repeat surgery basically, this time to go in with the view of cutting out a tumour, rather than a cyst. It’s the same operation, they just cut away a bit more to make sure they get it all.
Anyway, she was booked in for the repeat op for last week. But due to fights over jurisdiction, another consultant at another hospital got involved (albeit a much more specialist one), partly with the complaint that she should never have been left so long for the 2nd op, and partly because they say she’ll get better more specialist care at the new hospital. As a result, her op for last week was cancelled as apparently the proper procedure was to do a chest CT scan first, to make sure the cancer hadn’t spread to her lungs. I’m happy to report, the scan was completely clear and so they set about rescheduling the operation.
Over a week later and we get the appointment through: which is back at the original hospital, with the original surgeon. So actually we’re in exactly the same position as before, only now the op is next week, 2 weeks after it was originally scheduled! The annoying thing was, the CT scan (the results of which we got on the day, an hour later) was several days *before* the 2nd op was originally scheduled for. So if they hadn’t cancelled it, it could still have been done and would all have been sorted over a week ago. Gah!