Grantham A&E protesters hold hands around the hospital

Families took part in the protest outisde Grantham Hospital by holding hands.
Families took part in the protest outisde Grantham Hospital by holding hands.
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About 100 people held hands as they formed a line of protest in front of Grantham Hospital on Sunday.

The event was organised by Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital. People joined hands as they lined up in front of the hospital along Manthorpe Road.

Protesters get their message across outside Grantham Hospital on Sunday.

Protesters get their message across outside Grantham Hospital on Sunday.

Sarah Stock, of Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital, said: “It was a very good turnout. There were about 100 people turned up. We were there for about half an hour and so I think we got our message across.”

Last week United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust decided to extend the closure of A&E at Grantham for another three months. The unit will stay closed bewteen 6.30pm and 9am.

Photographs by Toby Roberts.

The 'Holding Hands' protest outside Grantham Hospital.

The 'Holding Hands' protest outside Grantham Hospital.

People hold hands as they protest outside Grantham Hospital.

People hold hands as they protest outside Grantham Hospital.

Protesters outside Grantham Hospital.

Protesters outside Grantham Hospital.

Protesters outside Grantham Hospital at the holding hands event on Sunday.

Protesters outside Grantham Hospital at the holding hands event on Sunday.

Protesters get their message across at the 'Holding Hands' event on Sunday.

Protesters get their message across at the 'Holding Hands' event on Sunday.

A line was formed by 100 protesters outside Grantham Hospital.

A line was formed by 100 protesters outside Grantham Hospital.

Protesters hold hands in front of Grantham Hospital.

Protesters hold hands in front of Grantham Hospital.