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Grantham pupils write letters calling for town’s A&E unit to be reopened overnight

Children at a Grantham school have written letters asking for their town’s A&E department to be reopened 24 hours a day.

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Consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon Mr Alun Yewlett.

Grantham Hospital welcomes new surgeon to its consultant team

A new surgeon specialising in shoulders and elbows has started work at Grantham Hospital.

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Ambulance

Inquest: One-day-old Grantham boy died following birth at Nottingham hospital

A one-day-old baby died of a stroke and a birth-related head injury, an inquest heard.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal letter: Surely our A&E has priority?

I am writing in my capacity as chair of SOS Grantham Hospital to express huge concern at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s decision not to use any of the £1m recently allocated by the Government to re-open Grantham A&E at night.

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NHStival Lincolnshire

Choirs from around the country sing in support of NHS on its 69th birthday

Singers from the Grantham area and the county have joined other choirs in raising their voices in support of the NHS on its 69th birthday.

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Heather Paddison will brave the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Grantham friends will brave the shave for Macmillan charity

Two friends from Grantham will have their heads shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Arthur Whatley presents staff at Lincoln Hospital with �400 after receiving treatment there for prostate cancer.

Grantham fund-raiser Arthur presents £400 to hospital after receiving treatment for cancer

A supporter of local health services has thanked a department at Lincoln Hospital for its care after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Grantham Hospital porter Sonya Sargent receives the Chairman's Award at the ULHT staff awards from trust chairman Dean Fathers.

Grantham Hospital porter Sonya reveals there is a lot more to her job after winning staff prize

A porter at Grantham Hospital says she is pleased to have been recognised after winning a prestigious staff award.

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

Call for Grantham people to join Wednesday’s A&E vigil to mark NHS anniversary

Campaigners who hold weekly vigils outside Grantham Hospital in protest against the overnight closure of its A&E, are calling for people to join them on Wednesday – the 69th birthday of the NHS.

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The discharge lounge at Grantham Hospital. Picture from left are patient Glenys Robertson, day ward sister Rachel Ryder, care support worker Emma Dawson, staff nurse Debbie Sach and patient Cynthia McLaren.

Grantham Hospital: Funding found for permanent discharge lounge

Patients at Grantham Hospital are able to relax and unwind before leaving hospital after it secured the budget for a discharge lounge.

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Grantham singers get together to film NHStival choir in support of health services

A choir in Grantham is showing solidarity with others across the country in support of NHS health services.

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Have your say on health strategy at Grantham workshop

Anyone who wants to have a say on the future of healthcare is invited to attend a health strategy workshop in Grantham on Tuesday, July 18.

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Maxine Hughes, Head of Operations and Clinical Services at ULHT

Grantham Journal column: We have challenges – if we work together we can be a better trust

As a trust we are always working to improve our services to ensure they are safe and are providing the best possible care for our patients.

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Grantham Journal letter: Dementia tax is not a new issue

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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Ambulance

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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