"I felt I was the most important patient in the hospital"

About: County Hospital Louth / Trauma and orthopaedics Lincoln County Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Lincolnshire Teaching PCT / Community physiotherapy

(as the patient),

I visited Louth Hospital A & E complaining of severe pain in my side suspecting that it was a return of pleurisy which I had had some years ago.

I was seen by Dr Ismail who, after examining me very thoroughly sent me for an x-ray of my back, which revealed fractures in my spine. He contacted Lincoln Hospital to make an urgent referral to Mr Lee the orthopaedic consultant.

I received a telephone call the following morning & was admitted the same day. I was kept in for 10 days, had more x-rays & three scans and I was discharged with a brace which has been very supportive.

During my stay in Clayton ward I was made to feel that I was the most important patient in the hospital, as I received outstanding care from all the staff.

I understand that considerable aftercare will be necessary. All this for an 88 year old. Who says the NHS no longer cares?

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Response from Jennie Negus, Deputy Director of Patient Services, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us your story - the staff on Clayton ward will be delighted to read your comments.

I am pleased that your treatment went well and hope you are well on the road to recovery.

Thank you again; your feedback is really valuable to us.

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