Grantham Journal letter: Dementia tax is not a new issue

The dementia tax may have shaped the general election campaign, but it’s not a new issue.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

ULHT to spend £1 million to relieve A&E pressure in time for winter – but not at Grantham

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has today (Friday) announced it has been awarded nearly £1 million to relieve pressure on hospital emergency departments ahead of next winter.

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St John's Medical Centre, Grantham.

Grantham doctors’ surgery taken out of special measures after making improvements

A doctors’ surgery in Grantham has been taken out of special measures after receiving a ‘good’ rating from inspectors.

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Care Quality Inspection acknowledges improvements to East Midlands Ambulance Service

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Tuesday, June 13) published a report on East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) acknowledging the improvements made since the service was rated indequate last May.

Perfect picture: Annie took up painting again in 2006.

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Artist hopes her work will raise cancer awareness

What started as a simple painting hobby for mum-of-three Annie Samuel, 64, from Newton Way in Grantham, has since become a fully fledged career, which has seen her not only scoop several top awards for her work but also get to showcase her work in galleries, online and in exhibitions across the country. Despite facing her fair share of challenging times, including losing her husband to cancer three years ago, Annie is looking ahead and spoke to the Journal about how she hopes to raise awareness of prostate cancer through her art.

League of Friends of Grantham Hospital raised �455.

Quiz raises cash for the League of Friends of Grantham Hospital

A charity quiz night in aid of the League of Friends of Grantham Hospital was held in Bottesford, raising £455 for the charity’s work.

Motorcyclists leave Grantham Hospital on the Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire Bikers Run

Bikers set off from Grantham Hospital to thank frontline NHS staff

Campaigners took to their motorbikes on Sunday to tour the county and thank staff working on the frontline in hospitals.

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In a cast: Seven-year-old Harry Crompton-Allan lost his balance while riding his bike.

No ambulance available for badly injured Grantham boy, 7

Concerns over ambulance coverage in the Grantham area coupled with the town’s night-time A&E closure have heightened as more and more families share their experiences on the Facebook page of campaign group Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital (F4GH).

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Dr Tariq Mahmood

Grantham Journal letter: Independent would fail to save hospital services

The candidate in your front page article in last week’s Journal (May 19) was wrong.

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Kayleigh Mansfield won Miss Publicity at the Miss GB 4 Counties competition at Melton. Photo: Rutland Photographic

Former Grantham student Kayleigh recognised for raising awareness of condition

A former Grantham schoolgirl has been recognised for the awareness she is raising of a potentially fatal condition which she has.

Grantham nursing staff

Grantham nursing staff raise £275 for struggling colleagues

Staff at Grantham Hospital have raised £275 from in support of UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to celebrate International Nurses’ Day.

Sue Stannard, left, is pictured with garden designer Ruth Willmott and Benita Travers in The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope.

Sue given preview of Breast Cancer Now garden at Chelsea show

A cancer charity fund-raiser from Caythorpe was given a preview of one of the gardens at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Bikers and campaigners gather at Grantham Hospital from where the first Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire rally departed. Photo: Ray Wootten

Grantham campaigners to hold second biker rally in support of county’s hospitals

Hundreds of bikers are expected to take part in a second bikers rally in support of the county’s hospitals and rural health services.

Dr Tariq Mahmood

Doctor stands for election in a bid to save Grantham Hospital’s services

One of the town’s leading hospital consultants is set to take a stand in the general election in a bid to save hospital services and give the people of Grantham an inside voice.

Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire. Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG130416-100TW.

County signs up for new dementia plan to find missing people

Families in South Holland and the Deepings can now turn to the police for help if a loved one with dementia goes missing.

Ray Wootten

Grantham Journal letter: Should we have to pay to see a GP?

This week will see the British Medical Association call to impose a charge for NHS patients to seek a consultation with their local doctor.

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Dr David Baker, of Vine House Surgery, where the computer system was affected by the cyber attack.

‘Business as usual’ at Grantham’s hospital and surgeries after being struck by cyber attack

Computer systems at Grantham Hospital and GP surgeries in the town were disabled by a global cyber 
attack at the weekend.

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Junior Sister Gayle Benell receives the donation of a games console from Pc Ashley Tainton.

Fraudster’s console donated by police to Grantham’s Kingfisher Ward

A PlayStation 4 that was obtained by an offender through fraudulent activity has been donated to the Kingfisher Children’s Ward at Grantham Hospital.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Hospital ‘routine activity’ cancelled following cyber attack

Outpatient appointments and routine operations are being cancelled today following the cyber attack which disabled computer systems in Lincolnshire hospitals over the weekend

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Grantham and county hospitals still affected by cyber attack as weekend appointments cancelled

Lincolnshire Hospitals, including Grantham, are still affected by yesterday’s cyber attack which has struck many health trusts around the country.

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