A&E closure: Councillor urges people to attend trust board meeting to ‘show strength of feeling against the closure of A&E’

Coun Ray Wootten at the protest rally outside Grantham Hospital, over reduction in A&E cover in Grantham.
Coun Ray Wootten at the protest rally outside Grantham Hospital, over reduction in A&E cover in Grantham.
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A county and district councillor is encouraging local people to attend an upcoming board meeting to show members their anger at night-time closures of Grantham Hospital’s A&E department.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust – which is behind the temporary closure of the unit between 6.30pm and 9am each day – will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, September 6. Such meetings are open to the public.

Councillor Ray Wootten hopes to see a boost in numbers.

He said: “Due to the fact that the public have now been gagged from asking questions, I intend to attend as I normally do and lobby each member of the board with a list of questions before the meeting starts and see what happens.

“I urge members of the public to attend as they did on Saturday to show to the board the strength of feeling against the closure of A&E and to also lobby the board.”

The board meeting will be held at 9.15am in Training Room 1 at Grantham Hospital.