Take precautions to stop winter flu bugs

Families in South Holland and the Deepings are being told to make the most of NHS services available to them, rather than catch winter illnesses.

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Parents, MPs and staff from Glenfield Hospital at 10 Downing Street.

Key moment for South Holland families battling to save children’s heart services

Families relying on children’s heart disease services at an East Midlands hospital can give their views on keeping it open.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal letter: There is an acute GP shortage

The letter in the Journal (February 3) about having GPs do a session in A&E has a big flaw in it, that there is an acute shortage of GPs in Grantham.

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A robotic cat and parrot have improved the lives of dementia patients at the Manthorpe Centre in Grantham.

Grantham dementia service adopts robotic animals to help patients

Dementia patients in Grantham have been given robotic pets to help them with their care.

MP Nick Boles

Grantham MP Nick Boles says A&E situation is ‘depressing’ after opening times extended by one hour

Grantham MP Nick Boles says it is ‘depressing’ how little progress is being made to fully reopen the town’s A&E unit.

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Coun Martin Hill

Grantham A&E: Why didn’t hospitals trust act sooner to try and avoid closure? asks county council leader

The Leader of Lincolnshire County Council says it is ‘unacceptable’ that Grantham A&E unit should be closed overnight for at least nine months.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

‘Grantham A&E needs to be safe before we fully reopen it’ says medical director

The medical director of the trust which runs Grantham hospital says the A&E department cannot reopen fully until it can guarantee a safe service.

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A&E, Grantham Hospital

Breaking news: Another three months of overnight closures for Grantham’s A&E approved

The board of the trust which runs Grantham Hospital has decided this morning (Tuesday) to extend the opening hours of the A&E department by one hour – keeping the unit closed overnight for the next three months.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Proposal to extend Grantham A&E opening times by one hour is ‘outrageous’ and ‘insulting’

The board of the trust which runs Grantham Hospital will be asked to consider a proposal to open Grantham Hospital A&E by just one more hour.

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Dr David Baker, senior partner at Vine House Surgery, sat in his new consulting room, part of a �350,000 extension to the Grantham practice.

Grantham surgery ready for influx of patients with £350,000 extension

A Grantham surgery has added a £350,000 extension to its town building in preparation for a population explosion in the town and big changes in the healthcare system over the next five years.

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Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal letter: GPs should train to keep A&E open

Recently, a town in England asked the GPs in their catchment area to take it in turns to staff their A&E deptartment.

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A&E vigil outside Grantham Hospital.

‘We’re not giving up the fight for Grantham A&E’

Determined campaigners are not giving up the fight to get Grantham’s accident and emergency department reinstated 24 hours a day.

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Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital campaigners give out leaflets and posters at Grantham Market. Pictures are: Sue Clements, Nicky Griffiths, Pip Dowse and Jody Clark.

F4GH campaigners brave cold to raise the profile of A&E campaign at Grantham Market

Passionate members of Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital (F4GH) braved the chill and wind on Saturday to raise awareness of the upcoming protest march through Grantham.

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Campaigners in London. Photo: David Feld

Grantham campaigners on the march in the capital city

Campaigners from Grantham jumped on a bus and travelled to London to be part of a march against healthcare reform plans.

SOS Grantham Hospital.

Grantham A&E: ‘We need clarity over re-opening of unit’ says hospital support group

A hospital support group says clarity is needed over the full re-opening of Grantham A&E.

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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Protest march through Grantham to highlight the closure of the A and E Department at Grantham Hospital

Proposal for 16-hour A&E unit at Grantham Hospital could go to consultation

A proposal to keep A&E at Grantham but cut it down to a 16-hour service could go to public consultation in May.

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Mental health ward in Grantham rated among best

A mental health rehabilitation ward in Grantham has been granted the greatest level of accreditation for its continuing high quality of care.

Mayor of Grantham Linda Wootten officially opens the voluntary services hub at Grantham Hospital. She is is joined by Andy McDowall, portering section leader, and some of the volunteers at the hospital.

Grantham Hospital opens new volunteer hub

A new volunteer hub has been opened at Grantham Hospital.

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