Lincolnshire’s hospitals have today been granted £1.8 million in capital funding by the Department of Health and Social Care to develop medical education facilities, in support of the new Lincoln Medical School.
The money, which has been awarded to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), will be used to develop new medical education facilities at Lincoln County Hospital and enhance the existing medical education centre at Boston Pilgrim Hospital.
This will be used for the provision of education to medical students and support staff and educating clinicians to use for teaching, preparation and study purposes.
It will support the development of the Lincoln Medical School, being developed by the University of Nottingham and University of Lincoln. The new facilities will deliver increased teaching capacity, which in turn will help the development of improved recruitment of medical staff to Lincolnshire.
Chief Executive of ULHT, Jan Sobieraj, said: “We are really pleased that the Trust’s growing status as a teaching centre has been recognised in this way.
“This funding will enable us to take forward plans for undergraduate local training in conjunction with the Lincoln Medical School.
“This is another step forward within the Trust’s 2021 strategy for improvement and development.”
Professor Danny McLaughlin, Associate Dean of Lincoln Medical School, said: “This is great news for Lincoln Medical School and shows the strength of the partnership between the universities and the local health trusts.
“The education centres at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston will provide excellent modern facilities for undergraduate medical students on clinical placements and junior doctors to learn alongside clinicians delivering frontline care.
“Evidence shows that medical students tend to stay in the areas in which they train so having such facilities available in our local hospitals is an important element in meeting the future skills needs of the NHS in Lincolnshire.”
Postgraduate Dean from Health Education England (East Midlands) Dr Adrian Brooke said: “We are delighted to hear of the successful bid by ULHT for capital funding to build a multi-purpose education centre to support the Lincoln Medical School. We see this development as a vital component in the establishment of the clinical learning environments that are central to the success of the new medical school in Lincoln.
“The provision of this environment will help equip Lincoln’s new medical students and other health professionals with the skills and capabilities to provide excellent high-quality healthcare for the population of Lincolnshire into the future.
“We will continue to work with the Trust and its partners across the health and social care services to support the provision of excellent learning and education environments for our current and future workforce.”
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In the run up to the festive period we notice an increase in seasonal crimes such as theft from vehicles.
During the past three days we have received a number of reports of theft from vehicles across the county.
- On December 6, we received a report that a Peugeot had been broken into overnight. Some loose change was taken. This was on Spencer Street in Lincoln. Incident number 56 – 06/08/18
- On December 5 it was reported that Christmas presents in gift bags were taken from a back seat of a Peugeot while its owner was placing shopping in the car. This was at The Carlton Centre in Lincoln at 3.10pm. Incident 258 of 5/12/18
- On December 5 it was reported that a dance bag was stolen from an unlocked Nissan Almera parked at the Ron Dawson Memorial Hall in Corby Glen. This was reported at 10.55am. Incident number 134 of 5/12/18
- On December 4 it was reported that a window on a Golf was smashed and a purse was stolen. This happened in Kidgate, Louth.
Although all of these incidents are not specifically Christmas present related, we are reminding residents to take some precautions to help keep their festive season crime free whether they are out shopping, on an evening out or at home.
When you’re out shopping
- Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you, especially in busy shops and crowded streets where thieves and pickpockets may well be operating.
- Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags. Keep a close watch on them, and try not to keep them all in one place.
- Only carry the cash and cards that you need. Always shield the PIN pad when entering your PIN.
- Be careful where you park your car, especially if you will be returning to it after dark. If parking in a multi-storey car park, choose a well-lit space as close to the exit as possible and away from pillars.
- Avoid going back to your car to leave your shopping part-way through your trip. If you have to keep presents in the car, make sure they are out of view in the boot, the car is locked, and keep the receipts with you.
- Deter pickpockets. Don’t overburden yourself with bags/packages. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Always carry a purse close to your body and not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front trouser pocket, likewise with your phone and keys.
- Try and avoid taking young children into busy shopping areas. If it is unavoidable make sure they know what to do if they lose you, eg, tell the nearest counter assistant that they are lost and never leave a shop without you. Agree a meeting point with older children, in case you get separated.
- Never leave your bag unattended
- Keep car doors locked whilst driving in built-up areas, especially if you’ve got bags or presents in the car.
At cash machines
- If you see anything suspicious alert the bank or call the police on 101.
- Shield the keypad when typing in your PIN at a cash machine or in a shop.
- Only withdraw as much as you need and avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Put your money and cards away (not in your back pocket) safely before leaving the machine. Ideally pay with a debit/credit card wherever possible.
When you’re out for the evening
- Watch your drinks and food to ensure that nothing is added to them.
- If someone you don’t know or trust offers to buy you a drink, either decline or accompany them to the bar and watch that nothing is added.
- If you meet someone new at a party, avoid going home with them or inviting them back to your home/accepting a lift from them.
- Pay attention to your instincts. If you feel uneasy about someone, there may be a reason.
- Make sure someone knows where you are going and when you’ll be home.
- Avoid walking home alone and never with someone you don’t know well.
- Drink responsibly, arrange for a member of your group to be a designated driver.
- Check your taxi driver’s ID and never get into an unlicensed taxi.
- The ideal plan is to book your cab or taxi in advance or call a licensed cab company from the party and arrange for them to pick you up right outside the venue.
- Never accept a lift from a minicab touting for trade on the street. They are illegal and can be very dangerous.
- Always sit in the back of a cab/taxi and if you get chatting to the driver, do not give away personal details. If you feel uneasy with the driver, ask him to stop at a busy familiar place and get out.
- If using public transport, have your ticket, pass or change ready in your hand so that your wallet or purse is out of sight.
- Always wait for the bus or train in a well-lit place near other people if possible and try and arrange for someone to meet you at the bus stop or station. If a bus is empty, or it is after dark, you may feel safer on the lower deck as near as possible to the driver. On trains, avoid empty compartments. If you feel threatened on any public transport press the alarm or attract the attention of your fellow passengers or the driver or guard.
- Take note of where the emergency alarms are and try to sit near them.
After you have opened your Christmas gifts
- Burglars and robbers know that many households have new and often expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays especially items such as new tech such as tablets or laptops, mobile phones, music systems, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other rubbish.
To report a crime call 101, or in an emergency call 999.
We are getting reports that there was disruption at the Alexandra Road recycling centre, today, due to travellers parking near the entrance.
Has anyone any further information?
The King’s School Toy Bank in Butchers Row has done it.
Yesterday they hit their target of 189 children of needy families helped, beating the previopus record set last year.
However with plenty of toys left and two more days in the shop they’re still encouraging people who need help over the Christmas period to go along to the shop on either Wednesday 12th or Saturday 15th.
A Geophysics team have been working on on St Peter’s Hill green yesterday.
During this summer’s hot/dry weather different shades of grass showed up on the green and now a group of Archaeologists are in Grantham to investigate.
They are hoping to find traces of the original St Peter’s chapel or the Queen Eleanor Cross, destroyed during Oliver Cromwell’s occupation of the town.
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Fire crews from three stations tackled a blaze at a property in Billingborough yesterday afternoon.
Billingborough, Grantham and Donington attended reports of a fire within a property on Pointon Road, Billingborough.
They used used four breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
Lizzie Dripping in Westgate, 1983.
The Super Mini Police from Isaac Newton Primary School learning all things about Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) under supervision of Grantham Police.
The Horticulture Class from Grantham Additional Needs Federation academies, visited Gregory House on Thursday morning to present them with a Christmas wreath.
They were made using the branches and greenery from their gardens.
They also showed the residents how they had made them and helped them to make another wreath!