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Weep for the hospital, says Councillor for Grantham Earlesfield

Column by Lee Steptoe, Labour member for Grantham Earlesfield on South Kesteven District Council.

At the time of writing (Wednesday June 10) we await the fate of accident and emergency services at our hospital. This was due to be made in a virtual meeting of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) yesterday (Thursday).

There is little doubt that A&E will be replaced by an urgent treatment centre, and the idea that this is “temporary” until April is hollow. The same “temporary” that shut down A&E from 6pm in August 2016.

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