"Not happy with A&E visit"

About: Lincoln County Hospital

On visiting the Lincoln county hospital a and e department I was surprised at the length of time it took to be seen. The department was very quiet and there was a period of least half an hour where nobody saw any activity at all. After a very poor consultation with a robotic triage nurse I was told that I would have to wait possibly another 2 hours to see a doctor and then longer if I needed an X-ray. I fully appreciate that there is a need to grade the patients but what I saw was that patients with less need than my self been seen first. these patients included people that had to be fetched from out side because they were smoking. Also the foreign patients seemed to be seen first. when I was eventually seen by the wandering doctor the consultation was very poor and not very reassuring.

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