Surgery for award winner postponed for sixth time at Comox hospital

It appeared George Harrison was finally going to make it through the operating room door.

It appeared George Harrison was finally going to make it through the operating room door.The 81-year-old Courtenay resident, who has been waiting two years for abdominal surgery, was bumped for the sixth time after being scheduled for an appointment Wednesday at St. Joe’s. He is to see a surgeon Jan. 9. He was turned away at the operating door door last week because no beds were available.He has three hernias, which are not causing his abdominal pain, according to Harrison’s doctor. The exact problem is not known. An exploratory scope will determine if anything can be done surgically.Harrison won the Environmental Initiative Award at the 2010 Community Awards, recognized for a bottle drive campaign that has raised $87,000 in 14 years for charity.