News and Events: August 2016

Here you will find all the latest news of what is happening within United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust as well as our archive of previous press releases. Click on the link to contact our Communications Department.

Membership newsletter – August 2016

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Our monthly newsletters contain the latest news on our membership activities and details of all of up-coming meeting and training dates.

Lincolnshire first in the UK to use a new technique to treat skin cancer

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Patients with non-melanoma skin cancer in Lincolnshire are benefitting from a new technique which is not only quicker and protects healthy tissue but is a first in the UK. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the first trust in the UK to use this type of treatment.

Neonatal unit wins equipment to aid comfort and development of babies

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The neonatal unit at Lincoln County Hospital has been presented with new equipment after a staff member put the unit forward in a competition. Jenna Robinson, staff nurse nominated Lincoln County Hospital neonatal unit in a competition to win Cuski positioning aids and mini boo comforters. The competition, ran by Cuski, involved individuals nominating neonatal units and special care baby units across the UK that had delivered exceptional care.

Response to chair of SOS Grantham Hospital

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On Tuesday 9 August, ULHT announced a severe shortage of doctors in our three A&Es. There is a national shortage of appropriately trained doctors to work in A&Es and ULHT is seriously affected by this. We don’t have enough doctors to fill shifts in the three departments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Temporary changes to the opening hours of Grantham A&E from today

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Starting today (Wednesday 17 August), United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust will be temporarily changing the opening hours of the A&E department at Grantham and District Hospital to help maintain safe services across Lincolnshire.