A KIDNEY patient missed out on a life-changing transplant after a hospital ran out of beds.Gina Ravens, 62, was on dialysis and had waited four and a half years for a match after suffering double kidney failure.
She was woken in the night and taken to Churchill Hospital in Headington, Oxford, for a transplant.
But her operation was cancelled minutes before it was due to take place — after 12 hours of tests — because someone took the last bed.
The organ had died by the time another bed became available.
Gina from Oxford, said: “There are a lot of donated organs available now but if they are closing beds in hospitals, there is no point.”
She has since received another kidney. A spokesman for Oxford University Hospitals called it “unfortunate”.