"Branston Ward"

About: Lincoln County Hospital

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I was totally and utterly disgusted with branston ward before and after my miscarriage. I got no respect or proper care from the so called nurses that get paid to do a proper job. I was left to suffer on my own and was offered no advice or support before during and after. I was looked upon like muck on the bottom of someones shoe. I was in a ward to myself for most of my suffering and once i was in there they never once checked my vitals or contractions that were coming thick and fast. Also i wasnt discharged properly, again they didnt check my vitals or even care that i didnt feel well enough to come home (I have never suffered a miscarriage before which they knew!!!) The so called ob-gyn came back to me after i expressed my opinion of not feeling well and told me she was discharging me anyway, she literally didnt care what i thought or wanted and yet the doc i had seen the day before had told me i could go home when i was 100% up to it. I have seen this ob-gyn again yesterday and got practically shoved out the ward after being told that i will have some problems for another 2 weeks and that there was nothing she could do, after being taken to a&e at 6.30am i finally got out at 12pm ish all that waiting for nothing. Next time i have to see an ob-gyn im going to reccomend being sent to another hospital. If i never see branston ward again it will be too soon, I got better treatment and care in Helmswell Ward.

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Response from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

I am sorry that you weren't satisfied with your care on Branston Ward. Our aim is to provide safe and efficient care to all our patients. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectation on this occasion. I will discuss the issues raised and how they could be prevented so prevent reoccurrence.

Most of our patients with miscarriages are admitted to side rooms and the majority prefers side room to open an ward to ensure privacy and dignity.

On night duty, we have 2 trained nurses and 1 HCSW attending to all in-patients, ward attenders and acute gynaecological emergencies. It may sometimes be difficult to allocate a nurse to stay with every patient. However, if clinically indicated such as when a patient is very poorly or during delivery of miscarriage pregnancies, nurses will usually stay with patient in the room until such patient is considered safe to be left alone.

Dupe Adewuyi

Ward Sister, Branston Ward

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