Dad has heard from the hospital again today. He is NOT going in this Sunday but hopefully it will be next Sunday (16th) with the op scheduled for Monday 17th. He needs another pre-op as it's been that long since his last and that will be on Monday 10th November. Again everything is provisional and subject to change at the last minute !
Dad was out doing his "big" shop when the hospital rang and left a message ... at least his fridge and cupboards are well stocked for the week.