Memory Lane: Were you part of the march to save our A&E at Grantham Hospital?

Thousands marched through town to protest against the cuts to Grantham Hospital in October 2005.
Thousands marched through town to protest against the cuts to Grantham Hospital in October 2005.
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Ten years ago, an estimated 2,500 people took part in a march against the threat to the A&E department and planned cuts to critical care at Grantham Hospital.

It was organised as part of a long-running campaign, during which the Journal was sent countless letters from concerned readers.

At the march to the hospital, A&E staff received cheers from the crowd of protesters when they emerged with a banner thanking everyone for their support.

MP Quentin Davies delayed a Parliamentary trip to Australia to attend, and announced in his speech that Jenny Green, hospital trust chairman at the time, had confirmed the A&E was to stay, although there were still plans to stop critical care in Grantham.