HUDDERSFIELD hospital chiefs have apologised after a disabled pensioner missed an appointment because of a blunder.
Former nurse Gusti Mann, 79, had to re-schedule her visit to the Royal Infirmary after her transport - arranged by the hospital - did not turn up.
She had been due to have a barium meal - a solution which helps when X-raying the upper alimentary canal - at 9.45am last Wednesday.
Mrs Mann, of Meltham, said she waited at home from 8am, after having had nothing to eat since 11pm the day before.
She added: "The transport just didn' t turn up. It was so frustrating."
Mrs Mann rang the radiology department twice to check her transport was coming and was told it was on its way.
"I had waited weeks for that barium meal and missed it because the transport didn't turn up.
"If I was the worrying type I could have been worried - but I am positive.
"But I am very angry about it," she added.
Mrs Mann was told she would have to wait for another appointment message to be sent following the blunder.
But she has since being contacted about her missed appointment and arrangements have been made for her to be seen this week.
A spokesman for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Hospital Trust said: "The trust would like to apologise to Mrs Mann for the mix up encountered with her transport.
"As soon as the error was highlighted a new appointment was booked and transport arrangements made."