"Accident and emergency"
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
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I unfortunately had to attend Lincoln A+E for the 3rd time this year with arrhythmia from a long standing cardiac electrophysiology condition.On arrival the waiting room was full.I saw the receptionist who quickly took my details in a friendly manner.I was called through to the department within minutes. A nursing assistant took my observations although didn't speak to me and after taking my temperature through the probe on the floor and walked away.Around the bed space there were other probes,IV caps and packets which I picked up myself.I was quickly seen by a lovely junior doctor who took my history. The doctor discussed with the consultant and made a plan to increase my cardiac Meds and give me pain relief.I was monitored for several hours to ensure my observations returned to normal parameters.After my observations had normalised I was discharged. On leaving my nurse who was efficient and friendly however made a comment that if their heart rate was what mine had been in the department they wouldn't have come to hospital, although my cardiac history suggested otherwise.This comment made me feel undermined and I explained that it was much higher before I came to the department for help.I did feel that I shouldn't have to explain myself and have had this condition for 6 years,3 operations and still working full time as a nurse at Lincoln.On many occasions I self manage and don't seek assistance but on this occasion I was symptomatic and felt awful.However overall the service was fast,efficient and friendly.To note the previous experiences I have had in the A+E department have been fantastic