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. To contact our communications department please visit our support page.

Statement about Grantham A&E protest

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Dr Suneil Kapadia, Medical Director for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “The decision to temporarily change the opening hours at Grantham A&E is due to a reduction in the availability of doctors at Lincoln and Boston together with an increase in the demand for emergency care services.

Lincolnshire A&Es at crisis point – frequently asked questions

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Why did you let it get this stage? We haven’t rested on our laurels. We have tried to recruit in the UK and internationally, and we have offered premium rates to attract agency doctors whilst investing £4 million in urgent care services. Despite this, we have reached crisis point.

Lincolnshire A&Es at crisis point —

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Today United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that due to a severe shortage of doctors in our three A&Es we are looking at reducing the opening hours of our emergency departments.