Grantham A&E closure decision is referred to health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Full story in Grantham Journal, 17 January 2018

Members of a Lincolnshire committee have unanimously voted to refer the decision to keep Grantham A&E closed overnight to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt. The Health Scrutiny Committee today voted to refer the latest decision by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. On December 15, ULHT considered whether or not to re-open the A&E unit, having recruited the number of middle grade doctors it had previously said was needed for this to happen. ULHT accepted a report from the East of England Clinical senate and decided not to re-open the unit.