"Appalled, supposedly intelligent dr's ?"
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by Tandk
What I liked
Night staff nurses on the children's ward.
What could be improved
My 8year old son was admitted on a Thursday evening with severe abdominal pain query appendicitis. After seeing surgeons and various doctors he was discharged Friday afternoon with a diagnosis of inflamed bowel. He was re admitted on the Saturday evening via ambulance to a and e, in a and e he was given oramorph. The pain then settled a little. He was discharged again Sunday morning after being told to start movicol as the diagnosis was now constipation ! He was asked to return on Monday morning for an ultrasound as they don't do them at Lincoln on a Sunday ( madness). He then returned, again, on the Sunday night in agony. The breakfast staff told he was nil by mouth ( not a dr or a nurse ) only to then find out he is not on the list for a scan ! He still remains as an inpatient on the children's ward, currently waiting to see a consultant after demanding to know what is going on.
Tomorrow my son will have been in absolute agony with abdo pain for a week ! This is absolutely appalling for any child. He has hardly eaten since last Tuesday, either rolling around crying in pain or dozing in and out of sleep.
A complete lack of communication between all the staff involved. The drs seem to be worse, how can one suggest starting movicol but another one doesn't read the notes so doesn't know this ?
Disgusted in Lincoln hospital.
Two years ago I made a complete about staff on the children's ward and it seems nothing has changed. I will be making a formal complaint about this. It would be bad enough for an adult but a child suffering has got to be worse ?
I wonder if the dr's have children ?