Lincoln County Hospital

Lincoln County Hospital is a large district general hospital on the eastern edge of north-east Lincoln, England. It is the largest hospital in Lincolnshire, and offers the most comprehensive services, in Lincolnshire. It is managed by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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
LocationGreetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeDistrict General
Affiliated universityUniversity of Nottingham
Emergency departmentYes


Hospital buildings dating back to 1878

The hospital has its origins in some rented accommodation in St Swithin's which opened in November 1769.[1] A purpose-built facility was designed by John Carr and William Lumby and built in Drury Lane between 1776 and 1777.[2]

A new site was identified on Sewell Road and purchased in 1875.[3] A new building, designed by Alexander Graham, was built on the new site and completed in 1878.[3] The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948.[3]

The Lincoln Hospitals' Radio Service, which first broadcast from St George's Hospital in December 1979, moved to Lincoln County Hospital in 1988. Its founder, Ray Drury, had been a cartoonist with the Daily Express.[4]

In 2013 a review by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh found that there was a significant backlog of complaints and that there had been a noticeable increase in the ombudsman having to intervene to investigate complaints that had not been followed up. Accordingly Keogh found that the complaints handling system was not fit for purpose. The trust implemented a new complaints system in response.[5][6][7]


The University of Nottingham Medical School has approximately 330 nursing students and 30 midwifery students at its Lincoln Education Centre.[8] Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire share the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.[9]

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  1. ^ "Lincoln County Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Chad Varah House, formerly Lincoln Theological College". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Lincoln County Hospital". Lincs to the Past. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Lincoln City Radio". Cylex. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Hospitals revamp complaints system". BBC. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Complaints handling" (PDF). Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ "United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust" (PDF). Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Undergraduate Nursing Courses - School of Health Sciences - The University of Nottingham". Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is set to provide 24 hour care". Nottingham Post. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

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