"A lack of co-ordinated and common sense care."
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by highbp
What could be improved
It doesn't matter how good and thorough the doctors and consultants are if the back up staff cannot perform basic tasks properly. A 24 hr urine collection is a simple thing but in my husbands case this has a problem of stupid proportions. Firstly a receptical for said collection could not be found so instead of starting first thing in the morning it couldnt begin untill late afternoon. His discharge was delayed by a day because of this. The next morning he was phoned at home to say that the wrong recepticle was used and he would have to return for another collection. He has had a minor stroke and had an exceedingly high blood pressure reading which has now been controlled by drugs. Put this complete ineptitude together with being woken during the night for BP readings, noisy nurses with clattering heels and loud voices, late BP readings, lack of information, no nursing staff on the ward at one point and it is incredible that his BP has not gone through the roof.