ds2 is waiting for a non-urgent op: I'm not impatient at all, I'd just like an idea of timings so that I can plan the rest of our life! At the consultant appointment (2 weeks ago) we gave them our dates for our holiday.
They then rang up virtually immediately and offered a date thedaybefore we go on holiday Consultant told us 2 weeks off school/doing nothing! So obviously we declined that date. Presumably that has ticked their 6-wk box Does anyone know what the rules/guidelines are from this point?
We were told that if we decline a couple of appointments to put us 18 weeks from consultant appointment, then we have to go back to square one of the whole process.
We tend to go away quite a bit, and have packed diaries, but I feel at the moment I'm in limbo and everything is on hold, because I daredn't make plans or book anything for late August or September or October
Not sure how it works for children, and I suppose all hospitals are different but when I had my surgery it was explained like this.
Urgent = within 3 months Soon = 3-6 months Non urgent 6=12 months
You should get notification that you are on a waiting list and be given an idea of how long you will be on it. There is usually the option to show yourself available within 24 hrs for cancellations etc.