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Chief Constable calls for ambulance service to be 'properly resourced'

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has called for more support to be given to East Midlands Ambulance Service. Neil Rhodes tweeted that police officers from Lincoln and Boston had had to work as ambulances last night. A recent report by the Care Quality Commission said the trust suffers from a lack of resources.

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Walk-in centre opens at crisis-hit Grantham hospital

A walk-in centre for patients needing emergency care opens this evening at the crisis-hit Grantham and district hospital.

Community protest held earlier this month over closure of A & E department Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It follows concern - and a community protest earlier this month - at the trial closure of the hospitals A and E department overnight because of a shortage of doctors.

The new centre is open for people needing urgent treatment to minor injuries seven days a week between half past six and half past eleven.

The Lincolnshire Hospital Trust says the service is not a replacement for the A&E department and that it is trying to recruit more doctors .

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