The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in April 2000 by the merger of the three former acute hospital trusts in Lincolnshire. With over 1500 beds it is one of the largest trusts in the country.
Trainees are based at Lincoln County Hospital which is a short walk from the historic cathedral and Bailgate area of the city. It is a large, modern, district general hospital that provides a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to a rural population over an extremely large catchment area.
There is a busy Accident and Emergency Department which receives its fair share of trauma cases. There is a large Critical Care Unit. Cardiology now provides a Primary Percutaneous Intervention Service often requiring anaesthetic input.
Whilst the “furthest” hospital from Nottingham (approx 45 miles), a new dual carriageway has opened which has made it easily commutable. Lincoln County Hospital remains popular with trainees due to the friendly department and high standard of anaesthetic and ICU training offered.