Meeting with Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

I am grateful to Matthew Hancock for giving me the opportunity to explain the history of the temporary closure of Grantham A&E. I told him that it would not be acceptable for a permanent downgrade in Grantham’s emergency department to be sneaked in under the guise of a temporary closure and that the people of Grantham had every right to expect the provision of an emergency service 24 hours a day.  I will continue to work closely with local commissioners and campaigners to make sure that future plans for Grantham Hospital reflect this.