About us

Our hospitals

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest trusts in the country. We provide services from 3 acute hospitals in Lincolnshire - Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital. The Trust also provides a wide variety of outpatient, day case and inpatient services from a range of other community hospitals operated by Lincolnshire Community Health Services or local GP clusters. These include: Louth County Hospital, John Coupland Hospital (Gainsborough), Johnson Community Hospital (Spalding) and Skegness and District General Hospital.

We provide a wide range of healthcare services delivered by over 7,500 highly trained staff. Our services cost more than £390 million each year to provide. In an average year, we treat more than 180,000 accident and emergency patients, over 600,000 outpatients and almost 100,000 inpatients, and deliver over 5,000 babies.

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Photograph of Pilgrim Hospital BostonThis district general hospital was opened in 1976 to replace a number of small hospitals. It serves South and South East Lincolnshire with a 24-hour major Accident and Emergency Department and all main specialties. The Adult Psychiatry Department on the same site is managed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

The hospital is constantly being upgraded, and this has included a £3.4 million new intensive care unit, a  2.5 million endoscopy unit and £1.2 million MRI scanner in the last year.

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Grantham and District Hospital

Photgraph of Grantham HospitalThis mainly acute hospital originates from 1874 and serves Grantham and the local area. It has substantial recent additions and improvements including a new state-of-the-art CT scanner. It provides consultant medical and some surgical specialties. It has ambulatory paediatric and 24-hour accident and emergency services.


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Lincoln County Hospital

Photograph of Lincoln County HospitalThis district general hospital serves the city of Lincoln and the North Lincolnshire area. It provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service. Founded over two hundred years ago, the majority of the hospital has been rebuilt over the past twenty years. The most recent major developments include three new wards built to the highest possible specification, all completed during 2010. We are also currently developing a new heart centre for the county at Lincoln County Hospital, with two new cardiac catheter laboratories and a short-stay unit.



Hospitals at which we provide some services

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County Hospital, Louth

Photograph of Louth HospitalThis mainly acute hospital has been serving Louth and the immediate area since 1938. It has inpatient beds for surgery, medicine and orthopaedics and a 24-hour Urgent Care CEntre. Recent developments have included a new £1.1 million endoscopy unit.

The hospital is currently run by NHS Property Services with both Lincolnshire Community Health Services and ULHT providing services.

John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough

Photograph of John Coupland HospitalThe John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough was opened in 1913. The hospital has one inpatient facility, a Minor Injuries Unit, Outpatient Department, Theatre and Surgical Daycare Unit as well as a Young Physically Disabled Unit, a day Rehabilitation Unit, a Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Unit and X-ray Department.

The hospital is currently run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, but some services such as diagnostics are provided by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Skegness and District Hospital

Photograph of Skegness HospitalThis community hospital dates back to 1913 and has had extensive additions and redevelopment especially over the past twenty years including a new day hospital, Outpatients Department, improved Accident and Emergency Department and extensions to the wards providing consultant medical and GP beds. Its Urgent Care Centre deals with a high tourist influx.

The hospital is currently run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides accident and emergency, outpatients, rehabilitation and x-ray services.

New Johnson Community Hospital

Photograph of Skegness HospitalThe Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding has been built as part of the Government’s Private Finance Initiative and opened in June 2009 to replace the Johnson Hospital, Welland Hospital and Holland Road Clinic.

This hospital provides services including a Minor Injuries Unit, outpatient beds, inpatient beds, X-Ray Department and ambulance station.

The hospital is currently run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, but some services such as diagnostics are provided by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.