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NHS boss says new hospital in Grantham is 'worthwhile idea'

Campaigners’ proposals for a new hospital on a health and social care campus in Grantham have been dubbed a “very worthwhile idea” by the top boss of the NHS.

During a lecture at Lincoln University, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, avoided tackling the A&E overnight closure directly, but praised plans for a new medical school in Lincoln.

Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital campaigner Jody Clark took the opportunity to raise issues about the town’s hospital – including more than 1,000 days of overnight closure of the A&E, and the distances people were having to travel for emergency treatment.

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