Elective surgery

Those who were about to have elective surgery when this was stopped (March 11) should be dealt with as a priority. Some are in consistent pain and have to visit AE for tests and pain killers, even morphine.

Why the contribution is important

The term elective surgery is misleading. There are those in pain who are using A and E and GP resources.

by Sandiegochargers on May 06, 2020 at 06:45PM

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  • Posted by JackieScott May 06, 2020 at 23:13

    Absolutely agree. The term Elective Surgery is very misleading. People are waiting on surgery that can allow them back to work for example therefore able to contribute to the economy, and also avoid further use of nhs services. Many patients waiting on 'routine' nhs services are also at risk of early death if not treated. Its not just covid that kills!!!!
  • Posted by Mumsofboys May 07, 2020 at 07:13

    Older hospitals that are no longer in use could act as treatment centres away from the COVID-19 wards? Separate the wings of larger hospitals to allow urgent surgery to take place.
  • Posted by magdalenemrobertson May 07, 2020 at 20:10

    Please recommence elective surgery. I am now partially disabled as I urgently require a hip replacement. I am unable to walk, get on public transport and cannot drive. My husband is over 70 and therefore at high risk. If he is taken I’ll I don’t know what we would do
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 08, 2020 at 18:08

    I've always found the term elective to be misleading. There is nothing elective about having an operation to improve or stop chronic pain! Its necessary. We are told the NHS is open for business, let's see it!
  • Posted by janetfabb May 09, 2020 at 14:33

    I did not choose to have cataracts so why treating them is considered "elective" also escapes me. Having had the operation in one eye and gaining great benefit, I was due to have the operation in the other eye. I appreciate that this is a quality of life issue - but, these, too, are important.
  • Posted by Annescotlass May 09, 2020 at 15:49

    Elective surgery covers all age groups but the general public perception is limited e.g hip replacements. Scot god needs to clarify this general term - elective surgery. Agree with comment suggesting certain hospitals only could be used or have areas of hospitals blocked off with separate entrances for Covid patients.
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