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All operations and outpatients clinics postponed

All operations and outpatients clinics at Grantham Hospital are to be postponed tomorrow. The A&E department remains closed this afternoon, following a small electrical fire that has affected the power supply. The closure will be reviewed this evening.

The United Lincolnshire NHS Trust says it will be contacting all patients affected, and have apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Our Accident and Emergency department continues to be closed. This will be reviewed on Wednesday evening. To ensure patient safety, ambulances are diverting patients to other A&Es and we are asking patients who need care urgently to call 111 for advice.

ULHT staff are working hard to restore power and to return services back to normal as quickly as possible. We’d like to thank staff who have been brilliant and really pulled together to provide support in the best interest of patients. Thanks also to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and EMAS who have also helped and been very responsive.

If patients would like to talk to someone about their postponed appointment, please call PALS at Grantham on 01476 464861. PALS will be open until 8pm tonight and reopen at 7am on Thursday morning.

– Please quote Dr Suneil Kapadia, medical director, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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A and E closure: Patients needing urging care to call 111

The closure of Grantham's A and E department is to be reviewed by the the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust at 9am today. Patients who need urgent care should call 111.

A&E unit at Grantham Hospital forced shut due to fire

The Accident and Emergency unit at Grantham Hospital has been forced shut after an electrical fire last night.

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All appointments scheduled for this morning (Wednesday) have been postponed.

The hospital says nobody was injured in the fire which was caused by a power cut.

“Due to a fire at Grantham hospital on Tuesday evening which caused a power cut, Grantham Accident & Emergency department is currently closed.

To ensure patient safety, ambulances are diverting patients to other A&Es and we are asking patients who need care urgently to call 111 for advice.

All operations and clinics scheduled for Wednesday morning have been postponed. Our staff have been working hard to keep patients safe and to return services back to normal as quickly as possible. No was injured in the fire”.

– Dr Suneil Kapadia, medical director, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Man sentenced for possessing and making indecent images of children

A man previously from Grantham has been sentenced for possessing and making indecent images of children.

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Kevin Simmonds, 42, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court last Friday. He was sentenced to a three year Community Service Order. He will also be placed on the Sex Offender Register for ten years. A Sexual Harm Prevention Order will also be in place for ten years.

Officers from Lincolnshire Police Internet Child Abuse Team searched his home address and found several files and computers that held indecent images of children. More than 4000 images were held varying from category A to Category C.

Simmonds pleaded guilty to possessing and making indecent images of children on 23rd November 2015 at Grantham Magistrates Court.

He was released on bail prior to being sentenced last Friday.

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