A protest against the closure of Grantham A&E was made yesterday interrupting a presentation by a hospital boss at a meeting of South Kesteven District Council.
Former district councillor Bruce Wells stood up at the back of the council chamber in Grantham and unfurled a ‘Save Our A&E’ banner during the presentation by the medical director of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Suneil Kapadia.
Mr Wells asked how many lives would be lost as a result of the closure of the A&E unit before walking out of the meeting. There was some applause as he left.
The closure is initially for three months but Dr Kapadia said there could be no guarantee that this will not be extended.