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Lincoln hospital: "Sorry" for appendicitis case

A woman from Lincolnshire says she could have died because a hospital sent her away when she was suffering from a life-threatening condition. When her GP sent her back the next day doctors found she had appendicitis.

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Lincolnshire woman calls for hospital improvements

Kirsty Skinner Credit: ITV Calendar

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.

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