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Hospital apologises for standard of care

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.

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'I told myself I wasn't leaving that hospital unless it was in a box'

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 barmaid said she feared she would die.

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