‘A bit of a roller-coaster’: Man whose cancer surgery was cancelled at last minute gets new surgery date – CTV

Dec. 21, 2022

A Winnipeg man who found out his prostate cancer surgery was cancelled mere hours before it was supposed to begin has now had his procedure rescheduled.

David Gaboury shared his story with CTV News Winnipeg on Tuesday, chronicling his frustrating experience at the Grace Hospital, where he was originally scheduled to have a prostatectomy on Dec. 16.

Gaboury, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer six months ago, went to the hospital a few hours before his surgery was scheduled to start. Staff began preparations, and he was told someone would come by to give him an IV.

After waiting three hours, he found out his surgery was cancelled because of a lack of beds. He couldn’t understand how one wasn’t put aside for him, as his surgery was not elective and had been on the books for months.

Read more: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/a-bit-of-a-roller-coaster-man-whose-cancer-surgery-was-cancelled-at-last-minute-gets-new-surgery-date-1.6202847

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