"Turned a molehill into a mountain. ..."
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
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What could be improved
My mother was taken in through the A &E route. Test were taken and the results never seemed to to inform the patient care. It took days after the results were back in (on top of the days waiting for the test to come back - I do understand that it takes several days for the cultures to grow) to get my mother the correct antibiotic for the bacteria that was cultured. The treatment was only commenced after the nurse upon request went to find the information on the computer and then the doctor was informed by me the next day. By that time, my 81 year old mother was very weak, having only just returned home after major surgery at Barlborough. A catalogue of slack and inconsistent note taking/reading/passing on resulted in poor care and a poor medical result for a lady who had been assertive and independent. Unacceptable.