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Police given powers to enforce lockdown rules

27 March 2020
Police given powers to enforce lockdown rules

Police given powers to enforce lockdown rules

27 March 2020

Fines of £60 can be handed to those breaking the new lockdown rules.


Nine people being treated for coronavirus in Lincolnshire Hospitals

25 March 2020
Nine people being treated for coronavirus in Lincolnshire Hospitals

Nine people being treated for coronavirus in Lincolnshire Hospitals

25 March 2020

Hospitals trust says patients with the virus are being treated in Boston and Lincoln.


Council stops payments to disabled man after his father 'invests £60,000 of it in property' for him

10 March 2020
Council stops payments to disabled man after his father 'invests £60,000 of it in property' for him

Council stops payments to disabled man after his father 'invests £60,000 of it in property' for him

10 March 2020

The Local Government Ombudsman has cleared the council over its decision to suspend direct payments to the man.


County council to consider banning sky lanterns and balloons on its land

09 March 2020
County council to consider banning sky lanterns and balloons on its land

County council to consider banning sky lanterns and balloons on its land

09 March 2020

The move follows a similar ban by South Kesteven District Council on its land.


Trust which runs Grantham Hospital pays out more than £19 million in medical negligence claims

27 February 2020
Trust which runs Grantham Hospital pays out more than £19 million in medical negligence claims

Trust which runs Grantham Hospital pays out more than £19 million in medical negligence claims

27 February 2020

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust paid £19.274 million last year.


'Distrust' of hospitals trust over Grantham A&E, says its chief executive

25 February 2020
'Distrust' of hospitals trust over Grantham A&E, says its chief executive

'Distrust' of hospitals trust over Grantham A&E, says its chief executive

25 February 2020

The chief executive of ULHT said there is “considerable anger” over the issue of Grantham A&E.

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South Kesteven councillors look set to approve 3.15 per cent increase in council tax

11 February 2020
South Kesteven councillors look set to approve 3.15 per cent increase in council tax

South Kesteven councillors look set to approve 3.15 per cent increase in council tax

11 February 2020

The increase would see council tax rise by £5 for the average Band D property.


Hospital trust ends year with a deficit of more than £34 million

07 February 2020
Hospital trust ends year with a deficit of more than £34 million

Hospital trust ends year with a deficit of more than £34 million

07 February 2020

Trust, which is still in financial special measures, was within its deficit target set for the end of the financial year.


Twenty-four severe medical mishaps, called 'never events', recorded in Lincolnshire hospitals

28 January 2020
Twenty-four severe medical mishaps, called 'never events', recorded in Lincolnshire hospitals

Twenty-four severe medical mishaps, called 'never events', recorded in Lincolnshire hospitals

28 January 2020

Surgery on the wrong part of the body and objects left in patients were recorded over the last three years in Lincolnshire's hospitals.


Councillors to call on health bosses to publish hospital services shake-up plan

27 January 2020
Councillors to call on health bosses to publish hospital services shake-up plan

Councillors to call on health bosses to publish hospital services shake-up plan

27 January 2020

A motion to be put to South Kesteven District Council calls for health shake-up plans to be published as soon as possible.


No plans to return Grantham A&E to 24 hour service until consultation finished

22 January 2020
No plans to return Grantham A&E to 24 hour service until consultation finished

No plans to return Grantham A&E to 24 hour service until consultation finished

22 January 2020

Bosses say there are “no plans” to return Grantham A&E to a 24/7 service until a public consultation on the future of hospital services is complete.

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Hospital bosses bid to extend Lincoln A&E while Grantham A&E remains closed overnight

22 January 2020
Hospital bosses bid to extend Lincoln A&E while Grantham A&E remains closed overnight

Hospital bosses bid to extend Lincoln A&E while Grantham A&E remains closed overnight

22 January 2020

Lincolnshire hospital bosses have lodged a bid to extend Lincoln’s emergency department in an effort to ease 'significant pressures' on the service.

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Foot patrols to enforce school parking rules

20 January 2020
Foot patrols to enforce school parking rules

Foot patrols to enforce school parking rules

20 January 2020

A CCTV parking enforcement scheme has been scrapped and will be replaced by additional foot patrols, said the county council.


£100,000 review of parking to take place in Grantham after residents' complaints

20 January 2020
£100,000 review of parking to take place in Grantham after residents' complaints

£100,000 review of parking to take place in Grantham after residents' complaints

20 January 2020

The authority will look at whether parking is suitable for residents, visitors and businesses in the town.


Son told he has to pay late mother’s £11,000 care fees

20 January 2020
Son told he has to pay late mother’s £11,000 care fees

Son told he has to pay late mother’s £11,000 care fees

20 January 2020

An ombudsman has found that Lincolnshire County Council was right to ask a son to pay back £11,000 in care fees.


Plans to ban Chinese lantern releases from land owned by SKDC move forward

16 January 2020
Plans to ban Chinese lantern releases from land owned by SKDC move forward

Plans to ban Chinese lantern releases from land owned by SKDC move forward

16 January 2020

SKDC's cabinet is expected to adopt a position statement on sky lanterns and balloons.


CCTV parking enforcement trial outside Grantham school to be scrapped

13 January 2020
CCTV parking enforcement trial outside Grantham school to be scrapped

CCTV parking enforcement trial outside Grantham school to be scrapped

13 January 2020

A trial which aimed to tackle parking on keep clear zones outside schools will be scrapped, with cost a factor.


EMAS to spend £1m on private ambulance crews amid ‘unprecedented demand’

13 January 2020
EMAS to spend £1m on private ambulance crews amid ‘unprecedented demand’

EMAS to spend £1m on private ambulance crews amid ‘unprecedented demand’

13 January 2020

Ambulance trust will continue to use 28 private crews alongside its own as pressures remain.


A&E demand set to soar as winter sets in

19 December 2019
A&E demand set to soar as winter sets in

A&E demand set to soar as winter sets in

19 December 2019

Patients urged to 'self care' and only visit A&E in an emergency.

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County NHS ‘on its knees’ - union

18 December 2019
County NHS ‘on its knees’ - union

County NHS ‘on its knees’ - union

18 December 2019

Patients are waiting more than the national average before receiving treatment in emergency departments run by ULHT.


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