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.
" I really had told myself I was going to die. I was scared I was going to leave my daughter without her mum. She's 11 years-old - and I really had told myself I wasn't leaving that hospital unless it was in a box."
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