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My fiancé is a patient in a hospital with spinal injury and

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Hello , my fiancé is a patient in a hospital with spinal injury and after four days we are still waiting for the surgery cause they keep canceling it... what is my legal right in this case?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 3 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Have they said why please?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Well they say mostly cause they have new emergency every time and since then 4 days past and today again they tell me they won't perform the surgery!! The problem is that my fiancé is in pain the position on his body is the same for the last four days and because of the injury he has problem moving his legs apparently the bone that's broken is pressuring the spinal cord!!! Everyday he stays still and it's harder for him to move or fell his legs...
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 3 months ago.

Can they cancel it - yes sadly they can. If they have higher priority cases then they can postpone it.

There are only so many surgeons and a certain pot of money which makes resources available.

If other priority ones come in then sadly you cant foresee that.

However if you disagree with what they have done you can seek a Judicial review of the decision.
This is where a High Court examines their cancellation and sees whether it is reasonable and legal.

A Court can agree with disagree with their decision and order them to carry out the operation.

For more information on that process please see:

http://www.publiclawproject.org.uk/data/resources/6/PLP_Short_Guide_3_1305.pdf

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 3 months ago.

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