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Grantham hospital A and E to close overnight from tonight

The A and E will only be open until 6pm Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Grantham hospital's accident and emergency department will close overnight tonight for the first time since health trust bosses said there weren't enough doctors to staff it around the clock.

United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust (ULHT) announced last week that the A and E would only open from 9am to 6:30 pm daily from today.

The trust says it does not have enough doctors to staff the department safely along with the busier units in Boston and Lincoln.

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The Trust says it will address the Commission's concerns.

Protest over overnight closure of Grantham Hospital A and E

The A and E unit will only open from 9am to 6.30pm Credit: ITV News

A protest rally takes place today against the overnight closure of Grantham hospital's accident and emergency unit.

United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust (ULHT) has announced that from Wednesday the A and E will only open from 9am to 6:30 pm daily.

The trust says it does not have enough doctors to staff the department safely along with the busier units in Boston and Lincoln.

The rally takes place outside Grantham hospital at noon.

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