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Where can you sign the SOS Grantham Hospital petition?

SOS Grantham Hospital has distributed petitions in premises around Grantham and the surrounding villages.

The petition calls for:

+ The return of a fully operational A&E Unit with only exceptional cases being transferred.

The loss of support for the A&E unit has led to an increase in risk to patient safety, and delay in receipt of emergency care, where surgery is required, or may be required. Medical skills and training can be shared across the group of hospitals.

+ A Consultant led team to return to our Midwifery Unit.

We oppose its closure, especially given more than 2,000 babies were born in this area last year. Local mothers are being denied a real choice and forced to travel long distances in labour, risking their life and their baby’s life.

+ The provision of an Acute Stroke Unit so we have parity with Boston and Lincoln residents.

+ Return patient and carer transport should be provided where it is necessary to transfer patients for initial and follow up treatment.

You can sign the petition at:

MarkJarvis Betting Shop

Empire

Munch Cafe

Scope

Costa Coffee (on their Noticeboard)

The Journal

Thomas Cook

Hatton Goldsmiths

Wilkinsons

Scotts Newsagent

Cheque Centre

The Extracare Charitable Trust

Foxes Music

Paninis

Co-op Store (Harrowby Estate)

You can also sign in the following villages...

Harlaxton Post Office

Croxton Kerrial, Peacock Inn

Long Bennington Post Office

Great Gonerby Post Office

Great Gonerby Social Club

Ancaster Post Office

Wilsford Post Office

The petition is in response to NHS Lincolnshire’s Shaping Health for Mid Kesteven consultation which, among other proposals, calls for Grantham to lose it maternity unit.

Find out more and take part in the consultation by logging on to www.lincolnshire.nhs.uk

 

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