Yesterday I was due to have my ablation. I got to the hospital and filled out the Pre-Op forms with the nurses, had a cannula inserted into my arm and had blood taken, then had an ECG, saw the arrhythmia nurse (Who was a lovely lady by the way), then after 10 minutes of waiting to go for a TOE I was told there were no beds. I was very disappointed, but the Sister did explain the reasons behind it. They were turning people away most of the morning, so I was half expecting some bad news, but when I had gone as far as having bloods taken etc and seeing my name listed as being in bed 10, I thought I was one of the lucky ones.
What I am unsure of now is what happens next? I did ask if they could give me an approx. new date, but they said the admissions people would be in touch.
Has anybody out there had a similar experience and if so how long did it take for you to get another appointment? I know authorities will differ from one to another and I am in the Leeds area, but I would be interested to see how you were effected.