Just a reminder of what is proposed under the Healthy Conversations for Grantham and that a full A&E needs full paediatrics and maternity services, which we have not had for 20 years.
At this point, as we have been told numerous times that we will not get our A&E reinstated so the priority has to be, reinstating our 24/7, doors open, service. This will enable most patients to be seen locally and save many of our community from having to travel.
I still believe that we deserve state of the art facilities of a new build hospital, for us and for our staff and will continue to push for them to #BuildUsANewHospital while also continuing to fight to #SaveGranthamHospital now.
I personally think it is important to learn from the information over the last 3 years, to be in the best position to retain as much of our services as possible. By using this information to our benefit.
Our efforts have raised awareness to the country, shaped the Healthy Conversations so far (the keeping of medical beds, which makes us much more than just an Urgent Treatment Centre)
We have kept the minor injuries service and addressed triage issues for patients coming outside of Lincoln or Boston.
They are small changes but all to improve our access.
If we continue to say bad things about the providers, no one will want to work for them and we won’t improve the staffing issues and it will reduce the moral of our current staff.
As frustrating as this has been, we need to keep focussed on restoring safe services in Grantham 24/7.
I believe that is the priority of most of our community? Please correct me if I am wrong? (And Please don’t just repeat “we want 24/7 level 1 A&E” as its not going to help us find solutions )
I will #KeepFighting (even if I am doing it alone – its not about who is right, it is about doing what is right)
I thank you all for continuing to be a part of our group, together we continue to #Fight4GranthamHospital