"all my care was very much appreciated"
About: Grantham & District Hospital / Accident and emergency Grantham & District Hospital Accident and emergency Grantham NG31 8DG Lincoln County Hospital / Urology Lincoln County Hospital Urology LN2 5QY
Posted by satisfied1 (as ),
Following a bladder stone removal at Lincoln County Hospital - where, incidentally, the care I received was first class - progress to 'normal' was preceding well, when a blockage occurred after approximately 4 days, obliging me to seek help at A&E Grantham. I was seen straight away on arrival (around 0900). A&E staff applied a catheter and relief was immediate! A few days later the catheter became blocked. and Grantham A&E again came to the rescue (at 0300 this time! ) and carried out an irrigation procedure where very small particles from the original stone procedure could be seen. Again the relief was immediate. Approximately 36 hours later I felt an 'incipient blockage' and to pre-empt further problems I again went to Grantham A&E (around 2200), where the staff carried out another irrigation procedure. The nurses and doctors involved were patient, caring and professional. They explained what was happening and what I might have to do in order to prevent further problems. Next day I approached Lincoln County Hospital and managed to get an immediate appointment with a urology nurse who to sorted out the immediate problem such that the next day I was functioning almost as normal. I am aware that some people for various reasons are critical of the NHS service, but my recent experience has made me a great admirer of the work done by the service. All the staff I met were clearly dedicated to the care and comfort of the patient. They did their best to maintain patient dignity and when appropriate displayed a good sense of humour. All much appreciated by me.