Steve Taylor is a 40-year-old trained handyman who underwent surgery to have a dangerous life-threatening brain tumor removed. Unfortunately, Steve contracted an infection two months after the tumor removal and had to undergo another procedure during which the surgeons removed a 2 inch piece of his skull. The second operation took place in December last year.
After he got rid of the tumor and was cured from the infection, Steve was left only with the hole in his head. He needed to schedule a third operation to have his skull fixed but, however, this day never came for Steve Taylor.
At first, his surgery was scheduled for the 30th of September but three days before the date the hospital sent a letter notifying him that it had been canceled. Another date was set for October but it got cancelled in the very last moment once again. The reasons the hospital in Staffordshire gave were that they were overflowed with emergency cases and there were no available beds at the time.
Finally, another date was scheduled for the end of November. Steve Taylor was forced to get on with his life with a 2 inch hole in his head for over 10 months, just because the hospital couldn’t cope with the increased number of emergency patients.