"Miscarriage and my treatment"

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

(as the patient),

I suffered a miscarriage and arrived shortly before 1pm to A&E as advised. Bleeding heavily down my leg and in excruciating pain in a room full of bored-looking people with minor injuries.

It was 7pm before I was eventually checked into Branston ward. The sonographers had since been sent home as they finish at 5. No emergency staff available for such occurrences.

I lost my 3 month old baby.

Some staff were very rude, miserable and unhelpful.

Branston ward staff were fantastic and shocked I was waiting for so long with a major problem.

Utterly horrendous experience.

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Response from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Emma86,

I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience in A and E.

I would like to be able to investigate the issues you have raised, and be able to respond to you personally, but would need some more details from you.

If you could contact our PALS team on 01522 707071, or pals@ulh.nhs.uk with your details, they will pass the details on to me.

Thank you for your feedback, and I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Rachel Garrick,

Sister, A&E.