Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Woman’s fury at cancer op delay

A WOMAN with terminal cancer has told of her anger at being denied life-extending surgery due to a lack of hospital beds.

Lynne Carter, 65, was diagnosed with stage four peritoneal cancer in January and was due to have an operation to remove part of the tumour on Thursday last week.

But after spending five hours at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford she was told to go home as all the beds in the intensive care unit were occupied.

Her operation has now been rescheduled for September but Mrs Carter claims that her life expectancy could have been shortened.

Mrs Carter, who lives in Turville Heath with husband her Paul, 67, has been under the care of the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

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