So David Stone, head of Sheffield NHS foundation, has received an award for top trust in the NHS. Heaven help the rest of the trusts!
I was given a date in November for my operation and then sent home - cancelled. A new date arrived 12 weeks later. That was also cancelled the day I was supposed to be admitted. Twelve weeks later, another date was given, for May. This was also cancelled on the day of admission.
On all three occasions, I went for pre-op tests and on one day left home at 6.30am - on a two-bus journey, to be there at 8am.
The people who hand out these awards, should get their facts correct and ask the patients, before they come to a conclusion.