"Overall I was very grateful and pleased with my care"
About: Lincoln County Hospital / Accident and emergency Lincoln County Hospital Accident and emergency Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by Lucinda Green (as ),
C.T. Scan and lumbar puncture
Admitted in Feb 2015. Despite a long wait in A & E when I saw the staff they were very pleasant even though they were so busy.
I was admitted to the busiest ward you could imagine. Demented patients were on the move all night & screaming & shouting continued throughout the night.
I got 2hrs sleep the 1st night & about 4 hrs sleep the 2nd night. I cannot commend the staff of that ward & the 2nd ward I was transferred to enough. They worked hard, were patient & considerate to every one of those patients & they even had the ability to calm you in what were worrying circumstances.
I would particularly like to commend Richard, Michelle, Andrea, Sue and James for their excellent care & consideration. Please convey my thanks to them. I did indeed manage to attend my mothers funeral the same day I was discharged!
G-docs in Scotland seem to relieve waiting times in A & E. A smaller gauge needle for lumbar punctures would perhaps prevent 3 attempts to aspirate the spinal fluid. ie 22gauge instead of 25gauge. Maybe demented patients could be sedated.
Overall I was very grateful & pleased with my care. I do appreciate the pressure that the NHS is experiencing during the present climate.