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A&E department closed for another three months

GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION: The A&E department at Grantham Hospital has reached crisis point

GRANTHAM HOSPITAL’S services are under further threat after it was announced that its accident and emergency unit would be continue to be closed every night, at least until August. The announcement was made a few weeks ago.

The night time closure policy began last year following a doctor shortage.

Neill Hepburn, Medical Director at the University Lincoln Hospital Trust said:

"Although the recruitment drive has led to a gradually improving picture in medical staffing, it will not reach the minimum threshold to open 24/7 by May 17 and remains doubtful thereafter."

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