Lincoln County Hospital

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Lincoln County Hospital
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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East side of the hospital seen from Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln County Hospital is located in Lincolnshire
Lincoln County Hospital
Shown in Lincolnshire
Location Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 5QY, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°14′01″N 0°31′11″W / 53.2336°N 0.5196°W / 53.2336; -0.5196Coordinates: 53°14′01″N 0°31′11″W / 53.2336°N 0.5196°W / 53.2336; -0.5196
Care system Public NHS
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university Lincolnshire PCT
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 602
Founded 1776
Website ULH
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.


Former buildings of 1878

The first buildings were built in 1776 (two hundred years before the Pilgrim Hospital), being designed by John Carr. The current site was first built in 1878, being designed by Alexander Graham.

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 [1]


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.[2] The hospital has a less established contact with the University of Lincoln (which offers a nursing course), and no in-house facilities.

A & E[edit]

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.[3]

Contamination and Complaints[edit]

Deaths from C-diff were 17 from 2001 to 5, 19 in 2006, 24 in 2007, and 18 in 2008.[4]

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.

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Distant view of the area from Lincoln Cathedral

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