New wave of funding for community mental health projects across Lincolnshire

Over £300,000 of community funding has been earmarked for a variety of organisations and groups that help people manage their mental health problems across Lincolnshire.

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Trust says it is working to clear confusion over out-of-hours hospital service at Grantham

A Grantham pensioner who attended the town’s A&E department in severe pain has described how he was sent home and told to call 111.

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Major healthcare plans for Lincolnshire submitted to NHS for approval

Plans which could radically change the way healthcare services are delivered in Lincolnshire are set to be submitted to the government for approval today (Friday).

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Decision on re-opening of Grantham’s A&E will not take place until November 11

A decision on whether to fully re-open Grantham’s A&E will not be made until next month, says the trust which runs Grantham Hospital.

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Campaigners meet Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt with MP Nick Boles. dMfC6whmsg-5VeeTGN5J

Grantham A&E campaigners meet Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Members of campaign group Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital met with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt last night in London to tell him about their concerns for the future of the town’s A&E department.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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Can you help turn Grantham hospital room into 1940s space for dementia patients?

An underused room on a ward at Grantham Hospital is set to be taken back in time to help support dementia patients.

Pupils at Harlaxton Primary School plant crocus corms to help raise awareness of polio.

Harlaxton school plants 10,000 crocuses to highlight the fight against polio

Pupils are planting 10,000 crocuses at Harlaxton Primary School to make people more aware that polio is being slowly eradicated around the world.

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed . . and what we can do about it

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed . . and what we can do about it

Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression.

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Personnel and staff at RAFC Cranwell held a charity cake stall today in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support in the station's all ranks club. As well as cake selling, the charities committee members also held a raffle draw and a "Guess the number of spots on the cake" fund raiser. RAFC Cranwell Commandant Air Commodore Peter Squires is pictured with MacMillan Cancer Support volunteers. Photo: Gordon Elias, RAFC Cranwell. EMN-160710-174417001

Coffee time after 10k run and a head shave for Macmillan at RAF Cranwell

Personnel from RAF College Cranwell organised a 10km charity run around the base in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and The Grantham Passage.

The evening vigil held by people outside Grantham Hospital in protest at the partial closure of the A&E department.

Grantham Journal letter: Town hospital is a scapegoat

Mrs Jill Hopkinson’s letter (Journal, October 7) must have epitomised many readers’ feelings about the shameful way that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has made Grantham’s hospital the scapegoat for the shortcomings of other Lincolnshire hospitals and ULHT’s own blatant incompetence.

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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

Preparations for second Grantham A&E protest march as more than 30,000 sign petitions

Make sure the date of the second A&E protest march in Grantham – Saturday, October 29 – is in your diary.

St John's Medical Centre in Grantham.

Grantham doctors’ surgery kept in special measures

A doctors’ surgery in Grantham remains in special measures after it was told it still needs to improve following an earlier inspection.

Hazel Baines, 83, was forced to wait for three hours for an ambulance after breaking her femur in a fall in Grantham. o3wAXkzW81o2qK5AVOS7

Grantham woman, 83, breaks thigh bone and waits for hours in the rain for ambulance

An elderly woman was left waiting for an ambulance for three hours in Grantham after breaking her femur – and then had to endure another two hours in a queue to get into Lincoln County Hospital’s A&E department.

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Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten walks blindfolded in the town with Ian Wells and his guide dog Wheeler. Photo: TRP-13-10-2016-007B (10)

Mayor walks blindfolded through Grantham for World Sight Day

The Mayor of Grantham put on a blindfold today and walked ‘blind’ through Grantham with the help of a guide dog and his handler.

Grantham A&E protest organiser Sarah Stock talks to MP Nick Boles at the House of Commons.

Grantham MP says the reopening of town’s A&E is his top priority

Grantham MP Nick Boles says he is working hard behind the scenes to try and get A&E services at Grantham fully restored.

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Grantham Hospital wants feedback on its accessibility for disabled

Disabled people are being asked for their comments on the accessibility of Lincolnshire hospitals.

Presentation of an oximeter by the Breathe Easy Group to Ward 6 at Grantham Hospital. Pictured is group chairman Lesley Hart presenting the machine to ward sister Tracey Pemberton.

Support group donates machine to Grantham Hospital ward

A group which supports people with lung conditions has raised money to buy a special machine for Grantham Hospital.

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MP Nick Boles Tweeted this picture of Grantham protesters meeting him in the House of Commons to talk about the closure of the A&E department.

Grantham group quizzes MP Nick Boles on A&E closure as it joins hundreds in London protest

Grantham protesters joined hundreds of others in London today to protest against the planned closure of A&E departments around the country.

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Grantham protesters in London call for the full restoration of their A&E services. _tuFT-p23fLpyGjFRldw

Grantham A&E supporters protest in London

Grantham A&E supporters are protesting in London today with thousands of others from around the country demanding their emergency departments are kept open.

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