Wards and A&E closed as electrical fire hits Grantham Hospital

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People are being urged to avoid using A&E at Grantham after an electrical fire struck at the hospital this evening.

The fire started at about 6.20pm causing a loss of power and has affected the coronary care ward, emergency assessment unit and the hospice. About 30 patients have been moved to other areas in the hospital.

Ambulances heading for Grantham have been diverted to other hospitals. The hospitals trust has urged people to avoid using A&E in Grantham and go to other hospitals such at Lincoln or Nottingham.

All operations and clinics have been cancelled at the hospital tomorrow (Wednesday) The trust says it is sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service said four crews had been dealing with the fire. Nobody has been reported hurt in the incident.

The trust says there is likely to be a knock-on effect on other services at the hospital. Anybody due to undergo an operation in the next few days is asked to call 01476 464861 for further information.

Michelle Rhodes, ULHT Director of Nursing, tweeted: “Small fire, issue is that electricity and phone lines down in several areas. All under control, lots of staff in ensuring patients are safe. Full divert away from the site.”