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Grantham MP Nick Boles: ‘No plan to downgrade A&E and turn it into urgent care centre’

Grantham MP Nick Boles insists there is no intention of turning the town’s A&E unit into an urgent care centre.

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Grantham hospital could have 24-hour urgent care service over the winter

The option of opening a 24-hour urgent care service at Grantham in time for the winter is being looked at by county health authorities.

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Prepaid cards for care will ‘make payment easier and safer’, says Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council will introduce a prepaid cards system for people to pay for the care and support they need.

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Grantham Hospital to hold recruitment event as 83 new nurses join trust

Registered nurses are being encouraged to go along to a recruitment event at Grantham Hospital next week where they can find out about working there.

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Grantham campaigners fear for services after hospital trust put into financial special measures

Campaigners fighting for Grantham Hospital say they fear for the future of services there after it was put into financial special measures.

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Grantham hospital support group to host meetings in the town

A Grantham Hospital support group has arranged three meetings in the town to find out how the fight to save services should go from here.

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Trust which runs Grantham Hospital put into financial special measures

The trust which runs Grantham Hospital has been put into financial special measures because it faces one of the greatest financial challenges in the NHS.

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Library picture: Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance.

Man airlifted to hospital following cardiac arrest at Barkston Heath event

A man suffered a cardiac arrest during a flying event at Barkston Heath at the weekend.

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Allington slimmer Kevin McMahon meets former England and Chelsea footballer Wayne Bridge at the semi-final of Slimming Worlds Man of the Year 2017 competition.

Allington slimmer meets former England footballer Wayne Bridge after reaching semi-final of national competition

A 30-year-old slimmer from Allington met former international footballer Wayne Bridge when he reached the semi-finals of a competition to find the UK and Ireland’s top male slimmer.

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Twins Alex and Isobel Elliot, who both have cystic fibrosis, with their mother Zoe.

Bingham mum talks about her twins’ genetic disorder for Jeans for Genes Day

A mother from Bingham has told the extraordinary story of her twins, both of whom have cystic fibrosis (CF).

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John Boulton, Grantham Hospital matron

Grantham Journal column: Ward accreditation scheme helps us to improve our care

Delivering high-quality and appropriate care to our patients is our number one priority.

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Grantham mum is snapped by celebrity photographer after having head shaved for Macmillan Cancer charity

A mother from Grantham who shaved her hair off for charity after three of her family members were diagnosed with cancer has taken part in an emotional photoshoot – just days after one of them died from the disease.

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Maisy and Ava Clark wear their Brain Tumour Charity t-shirts.

Rev up and race at Ancaster for brain tumour charity

If you enjoy an adrenaline boost and like to support good causes, why not sign up to Maisy’s Mad Dash?

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Dean Fathers, chairman of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Lincolnshire hospitals trust chairman Dean Fathers to leave in October

The trust which runs Grantham hospital has announced that its chairman is leaving the post after taking on the role last year.

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Overnight vigil, Grantham A&E

Grantham Hospital campaigners mark the year with overnight vigil

Torrential rain and wind didn’t stop dedicated hospital campaigners from staging an overnight vigil, to mark one year since Grantham Hospital’s A&E unit closed overnight.

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Grantham surgery reverts back to 01476 number

A Grantham GP surgery has reintroduced a local number for patients to call.

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Proposal to merge GP practices

Two practices, Woolsthorpe and Stackyard Surgery in Croxton Kerrial, are consulting patients on plans to formally merge into one practice to be known as Stackyard and Woolsthorpe Surgeries.

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Grantham Hospital

Breaking news: Grantham A&E closure ‘cannot be considered temporary’ says review panel

The overnight closure of Grantham’s A&E department should no longer be considered as temporary, an independent review panel on behalf of the Government has said.

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Grantham Hospital

UPDATED: Grantham A&E set to remain closed for another three months

As the first anniversary of the overnight closure of Grantham Hospital’s A&E approaches, hospital bosses have decided to extend it by a further three months.

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Maxine Hughes, Head of Operations and Clinical Services at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal column: Weekly tests are working

Part of my role, along with the matrons at Grantham Hospital, is to ensure that all wards and services are working efficiently and safely. We know that our staff work tirelessly to make sure all our patients receive the best care possible but we have been looking at ways we can maintain this consistently in all areas.

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