Accident and emergency A&E

Lincoln and Boston hospitals are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Accident and Emergency Department at Grantham and District Hospital is open from 8am-6.30pm every day of the year providing emergency care Please ask yourself if it is a genuine accident or emergency before attending.

In an emergency

Accident and emergency We provide 24 hour A&E departments at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. These departments support the treatment of patients presenting with minor, major and traumatic injuries. Serious traumatic injury patients receive stabilisation therapy, before transfer to the major trauma centre in Nottingham at Queens Medical Centre. In combination with our community service partners some attendees may be seen by a GP if assessed as appropriate.

The Accident and Emergency Department at Grantham and District Hospital is open from 8am-6.30pm every day of the year providing emergency care.

It is our aim that all patients who attend A&E are triaged (assessed and prioritised) by an experienced nurse or doctor on their arrival, ensuring those patients with urgent physical or psychological needs receive appropriate intervention without undue delay.

For disabled access information about Lincoln County Hospital A&E department please see our Accessable accessibility guide.

For disabled access information about Pilgrim Hospital, Boston A&E department please see our Accessable accessibility guide.

Alternatives to accident and emergency A&E

We ask people to only attend A&E with serious or life threatening illnesses, such as heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems, or serious accidents. Those who attend with minor conditions will still be treated, but potentially will have long waits.

Many illnesses can be better treated by visiting your local pharmacy, calling 111, visiting your local GP, or GP out of hours services, or attending a walk in centre or a minor injuries unit.

Visit the NHS website for more information on non-emergency healthcare services is available as well as a list of pharmacies and opening hours.

Pharmacy

Your local pharmacist can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without you having to go to your GP or other healthcare setting.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is a service which makes it easier for you to access NHS services. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and is free when you telephone 111. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but is not a 999 emergency.

GP out of hours service

If you need a doctor out of normal hours, dial NHS 111 to contact the GP out of hours service.

Grantham Enhanced Out of Hours Service

Kingfisher Suite, Grantham and District Hospital, Grantham NH31 8DG

A GP out of hours service is also available on the site with an enhanced walk-in service from 6pm-10pm and bookable appointments overnight until 8am which can be accessed through NHS111.

The walk-in service will be able to treat:

  • sprains and strains
  • suspected broken limbs
  • bites and stings
  • eye problems
  • feverish illness in adults and children
  • minor scalds and burns
  • emergency contraception.

For disabled access information about this department, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Minor injury units

  • Sleaford Medical Group, 47 Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7HD
    Tel: 01529 419100 opening times 8am – 8pm weekdays, 8am – 6pm weekends
  • Stamford Hospital, Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire,PE9 1UA
    Tel: 01780 764151 open 9am- 5pm
  • Newark minor injury unit and urgent care centre, Newark Hospital, Boundary Road , Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4DE
    Tel: 01636 681681 opening times

Urgent Treatment Centres

  • Skegness Hospital, Dorothy Avenue, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2BS
    Tel: 01754 613504
    Open: 24 hours, seven days a week (including Christmas Day and Bank Holidays)
  • County Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0EU
    Tel: 01507 600100 ext 1223
    Open: 24 hours, seven days a week (including Christmas Day and Bank Holidays)
  • John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2TJ.
    Tel: 01427 816 502,
    Open seven days: 8am – 8pm
  • Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, PE11 3DT
    Tel: 01775 652000, open seven days: 8am – 8pm
  • Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, LN2 5QY
  • Pilgrim Hospital Boston, Sibsey Road, Boston, PE21 9QS

For more information about these services including opening times please visit the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust website.

  • Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate, Peterborough PE3 9GZ
    Tel:  01733 678000

Urgent Care Service

  • Sleaford Medical Group, 47 Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7HD
    Tel: 01529 419100 opening times 6.30pm – 8pm weekdays, 8am – 6pm weekends

 

Consultants