"Recurrent miscarriages"

About: Lincoln County Hospital / Accident and emergency Lincoln County Hospital / Maternity

(as the patient),

I have suffered recurrent miscarriages for 11 years, I have been referred to sheffield hospital as my care at lincoln has been so bad. I came in to a and e recently after finding out I am pregnant to try and get a injection, which I have been told I need to prevent me miscarrying, I was sent home. Was on my way to Sheffield to get it there, but started bleeding. Too little too late yet again lincoln county hospital.

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Response from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear lostfaith

Thank you for taking the time to share these concerns with us. The A&E department would not be the place that this type of treatment is provided and I apologise if this information was not fully explained to you. I wonder if you would share your details with PALS either on 01522 707071 or pals@ulh.nhs.uk to enable me to review your notes and discuss this issue with the medical team.

I look forward to hearing from you

Karen Hansord – A&E Sister

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Update posted by lostfaith (the patient)

I understand that a and e is not the place however I could not just walk onto branston ward without a referral from my gp. I could not get an appt with my gp so decided on the a and e route, seen as I have been referred to branston ward from a and e before I didnt think it would be a problem.

This is just another thing on top of an eleven year history of with lincoln county. Even the receptionist at a and e could not believe they were sending me home, it seems that because I did not follow the normal procedure of waiting for a referral from my gp, I was sent home on principal. I didn't have time to wait for one, it was a matter of hours and the difference between life and death for my baby.

Please tell me where I should of gone on Monday instead of a and e

Response from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear lostfaith,

Thank you once again for taking the time to post your feedback.

I am saddened to read your comments regarding your recent visit to Lincoln County Hospital. It sounds like you had a traumatic experience and I would like the opportunity to investigate exactly what went so badly wrong for you.

If you would please contact me on 01522 597871, or by e-mail at fran.gregory@ulh.nhs.uk, I will be able to take more specific details and then this will allow me to look into the issues you have raised.

Fran Gregory

Matron, Maternity & Gynaecology

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