A&E closure: ‘Situation not ideal but the safest option’ says head of nursing at Grantham Hospital

John Boulton
John Boulton
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In the first of a new series of monthly columns, head of nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton tells us ‘I think the future of Grantham Hospital is bright’.

Mr Boulton writes: I have worked in the NHS for 33 years and at Grantham Hospital on and off for the last 19 years, and know very well how much the hospital means to the people of Grantham. As a Grantham resident, my family and I have used the services offered since we moved here.

“In this new monthly column, I want to share with you any new developments we may have at the hospital, any experiences I have and reflect on any of the stories I hear from our staff and patients.

“Our current situation within A&E is not ideal but is the safest option to ensure we are providing the best possible care in all our A&E departments. We are committed to recruiting the doctors we need to safely staff our hospitals.

“As head of nursing at Grantham, I see day-in, day-out the tireless efforts that staff at Grantham Hospital make to ensure that the best possible care is given to all our patients. I often hear stories of the great care you have received and you can be sure that the staff appreciate the kind words and recognition they receive.

“The future of Grantham Hospital is bright and we will continue to work with patients and staff to make sure this is the case.”