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Consultation event to allow public to share views on future of services at Grantham Hospital

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: January 09, 2013

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A further Shaping Public Health public information event is to take place to allow local people to share their views about the long term future of services at Grantham Hospital.

The fifth event of NHS Lincolnshire's 90 day consultation will be held on January 13 at ASDA on Union Street between 10am and 2pm.

The consultation is the culmination of over two year's work undertaken by local doctors and nurses, NHS staff from Grantham Hospital, community and mental health services and NHS Lincolnshire, to look at what health services are needed in the area and at Grantham Hospital.

Chair of the South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Richard Gent, said: "We have already received over 400 responses to our plans and would like to say thank you to those who have taken the time to share their views.

"As part of this consultation we are not only consulting on two proposals to change children's and midwifery services, but we are also setting out a number of improvements we are making which Grantham Hospital will benefit and thrive from.

"We want to keep the 24 hour A&E unit open and develop it into an A&E Care Centre with two new children's bays and bring together the best of A&E consultants and Out of Hours doctors, supported by mental health, social care and end of life care teams.

"This is an exciting opportunity to make sure that services at this well-loved local hospital and surrounding area have a bright and strong future. So please come along to one of our events to speak to a member of the team who has helped developed the proposals."

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