United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust board has announced that the opening hours of Grantham A&E will remain 8am to 6.30pm, seven days a week.
Despite almost doubling the number of permanent middle grade doctors at Lincoln A&E and appointing a new consultant for the department, the Trust says staffing levels are still not where they need to be to safely open Grantham A&E.
In August 2016, ULHT changed the opening hours at Grantham A&E due to a severe shortage of middle grade doctors at Lincoln and Boston A&Es.
Since 17 August 2016, Grantham A&E has been open from 9am to 6.30pm, seven days a week and 8am to 6.30pm since March 2017. This will be reviewed again in three months’ time.