Well, after numerous cancellations (sp), and general NHS co ck ups*, Granddad finally had his op today to remove the tumour in his bowel. So far, its successful, and he should be out of ICU on thursday.
*missing notes, cancelled operations, missing blood tests, incorrect information - but hey, the service is free! (minus the £200000 (slight exageration?) he has paid over the years with tax and national insurance)
The one staggering thing I have learnt today though is, there are 6 ICU beds in the whole of Bexley, which has - well, tens of hundreds of people living there.... how do they cope?