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Pin-prick meningitis test could be available within five years

A test has been developed that could help to diagnose bacterial infections, including meningitis in minutes.

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Last Wednesday's protest outside Grantham Hospital saw Coun Ian Selby dressed as the Grim Reaper to make his point clear.

Grantham county councillors sign letter calling for a 24-hour A&E and condemning an ‘unacceptable episode’

Grantham representatives who sit on Lincolnshire County Council have put their names to a letter which condemns the closure of the A&E overnight.

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A collection for the campaign to save Grantham A&E was made at Grantham Town's game against Blyth Spartans. Pictured from left are Roger Booth, Club President, Vera Horstead, Coun Ian Selby and Sophie Cope, Development Manager GTFC.

Collection at Grantham Town game raises money for fight to save A&E

A bucket collection at Grantham Town’s match on Saturday raised over £68 for the campaign to save the A&E department at Grantham Hospital.

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Mr L. N. Chakrabarti

Grantham Journal letter: A tragedy but I am not surprised

I have been commenting about degradation of Grantham Hospital over the years and I’m not surprised at the decision to close down the A&E at night.

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Last Wednesday's protest outside Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal letter: A wonder there are any staff left

You can’t trust the trust. Of all the cheek, after telling us Grantham people that they can’t get the staff, they are busy sending our staff to Lincoln and Boston. It’s a wonder we’ve got any staff left.

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Grantham Journal letter: Delays at Lincoln Hospital very worrying

On Thursday evening (August 18) I was one of the first patients to be a casualty of the new A&E night-time closing hours at Grantham Hospital having suffered from AF, chest pains and rapid heart-beat (145- 175 beats per minute) in which my husband had to call for an ambulance.

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Christopher and Jean Hilliam, of South Witham.

South Witham wife ‘disgusted’ by 999 response

A South Witham woman says she is disgusted after she called 999 for an ambulance only to be told her husband’s condition was not an emergency.

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Grantham Journal column: We are doing all we can to get the best possible service at the hospital

Feelings have been running high in Grantham following the news that our hospital accident and emergency unit is to remain closed between 6.30pm and 9am for at least three months.

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UPDATED: Minor injuries unit being considered for Grantham Hospital

A minor injuries unit could be put in place at Grantham Hospital to operate into the late evening – but it is a long way off.

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Last Wednesday's protest outside Grantham Hospital saw Coun Ian Selby dressed as the Grim Reaper to make his point clear.

Grantham show will support fight for hospital A&E

A concert featuring a veriety of talented local acts will take place next month in support of the fight to keep the A&E department at Grantham Hospital fully open.

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VIDEO: Vigil held outside Grantham Hospital in protest at night closure of A&E

About 50 people gathered outside Grantham Hospital last night to protest at the closure of the A&E department overnight.

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Protest rally outside Grantham Hospital, over reduction in A&E cover in Grantham.

Law firm says closure of A&E overnight is ‘denying the people of Grantham vital services’

A London law firm has confirmed it is representing a Grantham protest group as it opposes the closure of the A&E department at Grantham Hospital.

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Protest outside Grantham Hospital

Concern for future of Grantham A&E after only four posts advertised by hospital trust

A protest group says it is concerned that the closure of A&E at Grantham Hospital will become permanent.

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Vine Street Surgery in Grantham.

Grantham surgery rated ‘good’ by Care Quality Commission

A doctors’ surgery in Grantham has been rated ‘good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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Protest rally outside Grantham Hospital, over reduction in A&E cover in Grantham.

Protesters say closure of Grantham Hospital A&E is ‘unlawful’ and they will fight it in the courts

A group of protesters are raising money to fight the closure of Grantham Hospital A&E which they say is unlawful.

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Dr Suneil Kapadia, medical director at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) talks to Cllr Charmaine Morgan, SKDC member and chairperson of SOS Grantham Hospitals, about the temporary A&E unit closure at Grantham EMN-160818-123807001

A&E closure: Hospital boss explains why he closed our A&E unit in this exclusive Q&A

After the closure of overnight services at Grantham Hospital’s A&E unit, reporter Nick Rennie sat in on a meeting between protester Charmaine Morgan and hospital boss Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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John Boulton

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

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’.

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Grantham A&E closure: Online petition passes the 10,000 mark

An online petition calling for an end to night-time closures of Grantham A&E department – and demanding emergency care be fully restored – has passed the 10,000 mark.

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Protest outside Grantham Hospital

Grantham unites to fight for A&E department

Grantham has united in anger over the threat to the town’s accident and emergency unit.

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SKDC Councillor Charmaine Morgan, who is also chairperson of SOS Grantham Hospital, outside the A&E unit at the hospital EMN-160818-123745001

First patients are turned away from Grantham Hospital A&E after temporary closure begins

A boy with a broken leg was one of the first patients to be turned away from Grantham Hopsital and told to go to Lincoln Hospital on Wednesday night as the A&E unit closed for the first time during overnight hours.

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