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Furious patient walks onto BBC radio show still wearing HOSPITAL GOWN to vent anger over cancelled operation

A furious hospital patient has walked onto a BBC radio show still wearing her Hospital Gown to vent anger over cancelled operation. Taxi driver Iona Hevican was dressed and ready to have a hysterectomy at Royal Cornwall Hospital when the surgeon told her that there was no bed available for her. As a result the surgery was cancelled.

Iona, from Newquay, Cornwall, was so angry she stormed into her local BBC radio station in Truro and voiced her fury. She claimed that her surgeon told her to complain over what had happened. Ms Hevican, who is in her 50s, said she had changed into a blue gown and had put on surgical stockings and name tags and was prepared for the major surgery – and she was first on the list. But she said her surgeon then came in and told her the surgery was being cancelled because of a shortage of beds. She said: “The surgeon told me to complain.

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/furious-patient-walks-onto-bbc-5027939?

Iona-Hevican

Cancelled: Iona walked straight from the hospital to the radio station

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