This week, proposals outlining the future of healthcare for the next five years in Lincolnshire were revealed. Among them is the potential downgrading of Grantham A&E, reports chief reporter Graham Newton.
Proposals published this week which could see Grantham A&E downgraded to an urgent care centre have received fierce opposition from campaigners and councillors.
The Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) was released by Lincolnshire Health and Care (LHAC) after it was leaked to the media on Monday – a week ahead of schedule.
The proposals aim to save £130 million by 2021. The plan to downgrade A&E at Grantham comes as no surprise as it has been mooted for several years, but its inclusion in the STP this week has put campaigners on the warpath.