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, England. 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 first broadcast in December 1979 from St George's Hospital, moving to Lincoln County Hospital in 1988. One of its members Ray Drury went on to champion (a not connected radio station) Lindum Radio 
The hospital trains a small number of medical students from The University of Nottingham and The University of Leicester.
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 closed 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.
Contamination and Complaints
From 2001 to 2008, 41 people died of MRSA, with the highest total being 12 in 2007. In 2009 and 2010 there were none.
The 2013 Keogh Mortality Review directed that Lincoln County Hospital complaints team change its practice with its complaints process following a backlog of overdue complaints that were ignored; Lincoln County Hospital was placed on special measures in 2013. The Lincoln County Hospital complaints team was deemed by the Keogh Review to be "not fit for purpose". There was a "noticeable increase" in the PHSO (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman) intervening to investigate Lincoln County Hospital, and the serious delays complainants were experiencing, along with numerous inadequacies in the complaints handling process. The new 'See it My Way' complaints process Lincoln County has initiated in response has had little effect. The Care Quality Commission in 2015 concluded that Lincoln County Hospital does not provide safe and effective services.
Ref http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24593102 Ref http://lincolnshire.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s10986/Complaints%20Handling%20at%20United%20Lincolnshire%20Hospitals%20NHS%20Trust.pdf Ref http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAC0455.pdf