Lincoln County Hospital
|Lincoln County Hospital|
|United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust|
East side of the hospital seen from Lincoln Cathedral
|Location||Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 5QY, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||District General|
|Affiliated university||Lincolnshire PCT|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in the United Kingdom|
Lincoln County Hospital is a large district general hospital on the eastern edge of north-east Lincoln. It is not in the most accessible part of the city, via road. It is the largest hospital, and offers the most comprehensive services, in Lincolnshire.
The Viking Way passes east-west along the south edge of the hospital. The hospital is now the headquarters of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.
It has 24 wards and 588 car spaces.
On top of the building is a radio transmitter, sometime soon planned to be the area's DAB mast for MuxCo Lincolnshire.
The Lincoln Hospitals' Radio Service began on 28 January 1980, moving to Lincoln County Hospital in 1988, and has been known as Lindum Radio.
The University of Nottingham Medical School have approximately 330 nursing students and 30 midwifery students at its Lincoln Education Centre. The hospital has a less established contact with the University of Lincoln (which offers a nursing course), and no in-house facilities.
A & E
Newark Hospital is closing its A&E facilities in April 2011, and just over half of patients that would have been sent to Newark by ambulance, will now go to Lincoln, via the dual-carriageway A46. Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire already share the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
From 2001-8, 41 people died of MRSA, with the highest total being 12 in 2007. In 2009 and 2010 there were none.