Life saving cancer operation
My understanding was that the National Health Service was a care provider for all who pay their National Insurance. I have been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer, which at the moment is operable. Unfortunately my operation has been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid 19 situation. Although I fully understand the severity of the pandemic and realise that the way hospitals work needs to change, I do not understand why people who need life saving treatments are ‘put on hold’ ?? I’m sure my case is one of many and I’m sure you can appreciate my upset and frustration.
I have not been told when the situation will be reviewed. I understand there Is a priority list in place, but have not been given any details of this. Why do the NHS not filter some operations through the private hospitals. I feel I have been completely disregarded and potentially left to die.