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Grantham Hospital surgeon wins excellence award after feedback from patients

A surgeon at Grantham Hospital has won a national certificate of excellence after receiving outstanding feedback from his patients.

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ROCHFORD MOVE: A patient from Holbeach under the care of Pilgrim Hospital's specialist Rochford Unit for mental health-related needs has described its potential closure as the 'Lincoln-ising' of the county's NHS.  Photo by David Dawson.

Anger as Pilgrim Hospital’s mental health unit is moved

A retired dad-of-three from Holbeach under the care of specialist mental health staff based at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has slammed plans to move them elsewhere.

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Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service comes to Grantham

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service comes to Grantham

Free, cancer advice and support is coming to Grantham next week with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.

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Grantham Hospital campaigner Sarah will have head shaved for air ambulance fund-raiser

Lincolnshire nurse Sarah Stock is undertaking a sponsored head shave on Saturday, February 17, outside Grantham A&E to highlight the continued closure of the emergency service since August 2016.

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Grantham estate blighted by bird poo

Flocks of nesting starlings are causing misery for 
neighbours on a Grantham housing estate by covering the area in their poop.

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Grantham Hospital campaign group to host public meeting

Hospital campaign group SOS Grantham Hospital will be holding a public meeting tomorrow (February 10) to discuss the ongoing NHS hospital campaign.

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From left Callie Whelton and Kayleigh Mansfield who are organising a beauty pageant at Ryhall Village Hall. Submitted.

Former Grantham schoolgirl Kayleigh joins friend to host pageant for charity

A former Grantham schoolgirl and her friend are organising a pageant to raise cash for charity.

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Maxine Hughes - head of operations and clinical services at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal column: Here is our plan for 2018

With every new year comes an opportunity to look at where we are and where we want to be. Our plan for 2018 is to continue with our work around fire improvements, quality and safety, cancer, urgent care and our financial recovery – all within the context of our 2021 ambitions and our five work programmes. Our 2021 roadmap sets out the vision of the Trust and how working together we will become a different Lincolnshire and a great ULHT.

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Grantham Journal Special Report: Millions paid out in compensation by hospitals trust

Medical blunders at hospitals treating patients in the county are costing tens of millions of pounds in compensation and legal costs.

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Council chief writes to Jeremy Hunt over ‘lack of progress’ on Grantham A&E

The chief executive of South Kesteven District Council has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, expressing members’ dissatisfaction at the continued closure of Grantham Hospital’s A&E overnight and urging him to intervene in the matter.

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Grantham A&E closure decision is referred to health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Members of a Lincolnshire committee have unanimously voted to refer the decision to keep Grantham A&E closed overnight to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt.

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Healthwatch Lincolnshire wants to hear from South Holland residents about their experiences of health and housing in the area.  Photo supplied.

Healthwatch Lincolnshire launches survey on health and housing

Healthwatch Lincolnshire wants to hear from South Holland residents about their experiences of health and housing in the area.

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Jay (pictured left), receiving the cheque from Moto North area general manager Leon Scott.

Grantham volunteer medic receives funding boost

A volunteer medic has received a generous donation from the UK’s leading motorway service area provider to help him continue to look after patients in and around Grantham.

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Pupils at Ropsley Primary School showed off their talents for the art project.

Grantham pupils get creative for hospital display

Two more Grantham schools have helped to brighten up the front of a disused part of Grantham Hospital.

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Grantham Journal column: NHS is my saviour and I work hard to save local services

Nothing has taken up more of my time and energy in my seven years as MP than campaigning for local NHS services. The battle to maintain local access to high quality treatment and care is constant. Some of the problems we face relate to the particular circumstances of our local hospital trusts. But I have now concluded that there is a broader problem: the NHS does not have the certainty about future 
funding that it needs to be able to plan and cope with the rising demands of an ageing population and the rising costs of new medical treatments.

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Grantham family praises A&E ‘heroes’ after saving son’s life

The family of a teenager who nearly died after suffering a massive epileptic seizure last month have described staff at Grantham Accident and Emergency (A&E) department as ‘heroes’ for saving his life.

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Grantham people urged to give blood as stocks run low

The NHS is calling on people to donate blood in Grantham next week as stocks are running low this winter.

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Paramedic Sharne Bailey and emergency care assistant Peter Brown.

Grantham Journal special report: What’s really going on with our ambulances?

In my role as a reporter, I often speak to members of the public who have had to endure long waits for an ambulance.

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Paul Fixter, of GAIN, receives a donation of money and chocolate selection boxes from Noel Reeves and Chris Reeves at Rocket print and Promotions

Grantham autism support group given generous donation by firm

A town support group was surprised and grateful when a local company offered it a cash donation and chocolates.

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Grantham Hospital campaigners

Grantham Hospital campaigners remain defiant as A&E stays closed overnight

Councillors and protesters have expressed their anger and disgust following this morning’s decision to keep Grantham A&E closed at night.

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