Has your operation been cancelled? 

Cancelled op? What can you do?

You may have seen the recent article by BBC reporter Nick Triggle which states that thousands of people in England are in “pain and discomfort” because their planned operations have been cancelled.

One of the main reasons for the cancellations is to enable NHS staff to provide extra beds and try to keep up with the resources required by the additional demand on A&E during the winter months. The spells of snowy and icy weather haven’t helped!

The NHS Trust local to Holisticare hasn’t escaped this effect with Princess Alexandra Hospital missing its January target of 92% of patients having planned operations and care waiting less than 18 weeks. The hospital met the target in December 2017 but this dropped to 89.3% in January (this is better than England’s average of 88.2%).

The Royal College of Surgeons said that hip and knee surgeries were worst affected and overall there were 62,289 fewer planned operations carried out from November 2017 to January 2018 than in the same period the year before.

If you’ve been left waiting, in pain and discomfort, possibly getting worse and still with an unknown date for your operation we may be able to help your body while you wait. Our gentle and effective therapy is suitable for people of all ages and can be adapted for anyone, whether you have a recent injury or have complex problems that you have been living with for years.

Holisticare can help you relax, ease body tension, help to ease aches and pains and provides a safe, calm environment. If that’s what your mind and body are asking for ring us today to book your appointment.