"Concerns about my step daughter's care"
About: Lincoln County Hospital / General surgery Lincoln County Hospital General surgery LN2 5QY
Posted by Gladin (as ),
My step daughter is currently in Lincoln County Hospital and has been located on a surgical admissions ward, that is being used as an overflow.
The nurses are friendly but that's about the only positive point to her stay. The food can only be described as disgusting and inadequate. For two days she got nothing but sandwiches and has just sent us a picture of her dinner tonight. This meal looks totally inedible and to be quite honest I wouldn't ask my dog to eat it.
How are ULHT supposed to promote recovery when the nutritional value of the meals they give patients wouldn't be sufficient for the average hamster?
Above the appalling food she was going to be discharged yesterday, even though no diagnosis had been made (as they needed to clear the beds). After asking for a second doctor's opinion, it now turns out there are issues with her kidneys. If she had gone home and any issue escalated this undiagnosed problem would only get worse.
This behaviour of putting economics above patient care and welfare is a disgrace. How many other people have been sent home with undiagnosed problems? Surely this cannot be policy or procedure. If it is, can a copy of the 'we don't care about our patients' policy be provided to me?