Campaigner Jan Hansen calls for patients to share hospital experiences

Jan Hansen
Jan Hansen

A campaigner is calling on patients to share their experiences ahead of a review into the safety of Lincolnshire hospitals.

Businessman Jan Hansen, of Folkingham, launched the Cure the NHS Lincolnshire campaign after experiencing problems with hospital care first-hand.

He hopes patients will share their experiences of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, both good and bad, to shape the outcome of a safety review due to take place next month.

It follows the Mid-Staffordshire scandal where hundreds of patients are believed to have died because of management failings.

Lincolnshire is one of 14 health trusts which will be reviewed because of similar concerns.

Mr Hansen said: “The review team are coming in June and I want to make sure they have all the facts from people who have been affected.

“This is only in that way we can help campaign effectively to support our staff working in the NHS to provide the care we know they want to provide.”

The campaign group has been invited to future meetings of the Lincolnshire Health Scrutiny Committee.

Chairman Christine Talbot said: “People in Lincolnshire can have confidence that effective scrutiny of health organisations is taking place.

“Any groups putting public views forward as part of the review are welcomed and the committee will also be contributing information given to us by the public.”

Patients can share their experiences of hospital treatment at Lincoln, Boston and Newark hospitals at www.cureNHSLincolnshire.org or info@cureNHSLincs.org.uk

A spokesman for the trust said the review was welcomed as an opportunity to improve its services.