South West Lincolnshire CCG held its Annual Public Meeting yesterday, Tuesday 19 September, during which a wide range of issues were discussed, including the future of Grantham A&E.
The CCG was able to confirm that it is working closely with both United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) on this very important issue, and that constructive discussions are taking place.
Specifically, the CCG is working positively with ULHT and LCHS, to explore how for this coming winter we can realistically enhance current services at Grantham A&E.
In addition, the CCG reported positive discussions with ULHT and LCHS about a long-term solution for Grantham A&E.
Dr Dave Baker, GP and Acting Chair, South West Lincolnshire CCG, said, “As a local GP and resident I am encouraged by the way in which discussions are going. We emphasised at our Annual Public Meeting that the CCG remains totally committed to sharing the detail of our plans for Grantham A&E, both for the short and long-term, and engaging with local people as soon as possible.
“As soon as we are able to do so we will put our plans into the public domain and, as part of this, we intend to share our thoughts about what a positive option for Grantham A&E in the long-term looks like, and this will form a key part of a public consultation.”