Grantham Journal letter: An open door to hospital closure

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In February last year, I underwent major heart surgery at Papworth Hospital.

After the operation it was agreed that I would attend the Cardiology Department at Grantham Hospital to monitor my progress.

I attended the first clinic in June and saw Dr Khoo, who said I would need a further check up in six months’ time, ie December 2015. This would not be with him as he was leaving.

I waited to be informed of my next appointment, and after hearing nothing, contacted the cardiology department. After some delay I was informed that the cardiology locum had left, all appointments were being cancelled as the department was closing down.

I knew over six months ago that Dr Khoo was leaving, surely in that time a permanent replacement could have been found, unless it is part of the ongoing plot to reduce the services at Grantham Hospital, thereby opening the door for its eventual closure.

Mike Cook

Dudley Road,