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Grantham A&E campaigners step up pressure for NHS Trust to reopen unit

Campaigners in Grantham have been marching today to put pressure on the NHS trust to reopen A and E at the hospital there.

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The service has been closed overnight since August last year and was meant to reopen after three months.

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The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust say that they have to keep it shut due to a shortage of doctors, but those on today's march say another solution needs to be found

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A&E and ambulance crews demand reaches all time high

Maurice Sutton, who has serious heart problems, had to wait almost two hours for an ambulance and then waited three hours outside A and E before he got inside the hospital.

Kate Hemingway reports on the delays Maurice suffered and the fact that East Midlands Ambulance Service has billed hospital trusts 1.7 million pounds for keeping them waiting.

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