"Long wait for surgery"
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by Anonymous
I was admitted for a procedure which should have taken place the same day, or first thing the next morning. However, it was repeatedly delayed, and only took place more than 48 hours later. During this time, there was almost no information as to when it would be happening, there appeared to be almost no communication between doctors and nurses.
After the procedure, despite agreeing a time to leave, when I finally left, medicines I should have been given were not available, the pharmacy department appear to be too slow to respond.
I was given no copies of the paperwork that I had to signed. After being discharged, I should have been referred to another hospital for follow-up, but admin staff failed to do this.
I realise that my condition was not life-threatening and those with life-threatening conditions should take priority, but it seemed like there was no procedures in place to treat those with non-life-threatening conditions.