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A Lincolnshire woman says she could have died because a hospital sent her away when she was suffering from a life-threatening condition. Kirsty Skinner was discharged by Lincoln County Hospital. When her GP sent her back the next day doctors found she had appendicitis.
Lincoln County Hospital has apologised for its standard of care after a woman was sent home with a life-threatening condition, only to be sent back to the hospital the next day by her GP - when she had to have a five-hour life-saving operation.
Kirsty Skinner from Heckington, near Sleaford, says she feared she would die when she was sent home from Lincoln County Hospital, only to be sent back by her GP the next day when she then required a five hour operation for appendicitis.
She has complained to the hospital, asking managers to review their policies and procedures. The hospital has apologised and says it "takes the dignity of its patients very seriously and continually strives to improve this."
Ms Skinner, who has an 11-year-old daughter, says her long recovery, since last August, has turned her life upside down - and she still requires further surgery for a hernia.
A woman from Lincolnshire says she could have died because a hospital sent her away when she had a life-threatening condition. Kirsty Skinner was discharged by Lincoln County Hospital after arriving by ambulance. When her GP sent her back the next day doctors found she had appendicitis.
The 28-year-old from Heckington, near Sleaford, needed a five-hour life-saving operation. Nine months on, she is still recovering and requires further surgery for a hernia. The Hospital has apologised and says Ms Skinner's complaints "have been valuable in identifying areas for further improvement."
But the barmaid, says her long recovery meant she had to give up her job as a part time carer, and could not afford the rent on her former home.