"I spent many weeks looking after my mum who was..."
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
I spent many weeks looking after my mum who was admitted with what ended up being a terminal illness. I love my mum very much and was determined to be present during all visiting hours. Unfortunately this allowed me to witness some very basic and horrible lack of care issues which I reported. I felt so deeply sad when I saw elderly women being ignored when in pain and distress. It was the basic lack of care and compassion. A hospital was supposed to be a place to feel safe and cared for but not in this case. Summary - lack of compassion and care, low numbers of qualified staff, light left on in wards at night and very noisy talking laughing staff at nursing stations at night. Still feel so sad that people have to enter their final days or months into a place of such failings. This is not a condemnation of the majority of qualified and dedicated nurses but a damning first hand observation of the failings of management and senior nursing staff and doctors who have lost all bedside manner and compassion. I still hurts to think that as I type this there will be ill and often elderly patients that are suffering through simple lack of compassion and care. So sorry. Avoid being admitted if at all possible.