Grantham Hospital campaign group told its 7,696 person petition will be counted

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SOS Grantham Hospital, the campaign group fighting cuts which include the loss of the town’s maternity unit, has received a boost this week.

The Journal reported last week on the SOS petition against NHS Lincolnshire’s plans for Grantham Hospital having closed with 7,969 signatories.

However, it had been feared the authority would not take the petition into account as part of its consultation exercise but this week the group has received a letter from Allan Kitt of the South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group confirming the petition will be taken into account.

Charmaine Morgan of SOS Grantham Hospital said: “Our next objective is to produce a report from the comments made by members of the public.”