The Proposals

A&E Care Centre

Create a 24 hour A&E Care Centre bringing 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 will mean that patients are treated more quickly and efficiently by the most appropriate health professional.

Acute Medical Services

As well as hospital services, patients will receive care closer to home thanks to more joined up working up with community teams to allow assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adult patients to take place outside of Grantham Hospital.

Planned Care

More choice of outpatient services offered at Grantham including general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology, gynaecology, dermatology, chemotherapy. Patients won’t have to travel as far and will be able to receive care closer to home.  

Children’s Services

Introduce two new dedicated children’s bays within the Grantham Hospital A&E Care Centre to provide care and urgent treatment for children seven days a week, rather than the current five. This will mean that fewer children will transfer to larger hospitals.

The Kingfisher Unit will become a hub responsible for co-ordinating all local children’s health services.  The hub will be able to provide most services for children under one roof.  This will ensure easy access to a variety of clinicians that specialise in community and children’s mental health.

Midwifery Led Birthing Unit

Less than 2% of women are choosing to give birth at the Grantham Midwifery Led Birthing Unit (which follows the same criteria as a home birth). The numbers have been declining over recent years, with only 100 births at the unit last year* in comparison to 3897 at Lincoln and 2160 at Boston. It is proposed to relocate the midwifery led birthing unit next to an Obstetric Unit, however all antenatal and postnatal care will remain at Grantham Hospital and there are no plans to change the home birth service.

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