NHS want your views on Lincolnshire’s health and care services

April 27, 2019 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire’s NHS has begun a listening exercise giving residents the chance to get involved in the transformation of the county’s health and care services. The ‘Healthy Conversation 2019’ is a way for Lincolnshire’s public to share their views on NHS services and for them to be heard and considered as these services are developed for the future. Healthy Conversation 2019 is a discussion about what – and how – we need to change to ensure […]

Lincolnshire hospitals miss all waiting time targets

March 10, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Hospitals in Lincolnshire have failed to meet all their waiting time targets. United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (UHLT), which runs hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston, missed its targets for cancer care, accident and emergency and planned operations. Figures for February show ULHT treated 69.3% of A&E patients within four hours, the national target is 95%. The trust said it was dealing with “increased demand in our emergency departments”. In January, 76.9% of patients began cancer […]

Surgery’s plea over patients not turning up

June 17, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

An appeal is being made to patients at Spilsby Surgery after the latest figures revealed just how many people are not turning up for appointments. In January, 165 patients did not attend (DNA), in February there were 145 DNAs (including six who missed more than one appointment), in March 205 DNAs (including 12 who did not attend more than one appointment), and in April, although the DNA figure dropped a little, it was still 123 […]

Fears raised after closure of surgery with 2,000 patients

December 13, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lives will be put at risk if a town does not reopen its only doctor’s surgery, a councillor is claiming. Around 2,000 patients are without a doctor after Wainfleet surgery had its registration suspended by the Care Quality Commission last month over concerns for patient safety. The closure was due to be a temporary measure, with patients transferring to Hawthorn Medical Practice in Skegness five miles away, and now there are fears the closure could […]

New unit can save LIVES in East Kirkby village

August 21, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

East Kirkby Parish Council has funded a potentially life-saving piece of equipment for the village. A defibrillator, which will be kept next to the Red Lion pub, was purchased through LIVES charity. Parish Councillor Brian Nowicki said: “East Kirkby Parish Council has sponsored this defibrillator as it recognises that this type of vital, lifesaving, equipment is necessary and also needs to be immediately available to the community.” The defibrillator cost £1350, and the parish council […]

Lincolnshire health bosses look to Europe to plug GP shortage

June 13, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Health bosses in Lincolnshire are looking to recruit doctors from Europe to help with a chronic shortage of GPs in the county. The county’s Local Medical Committee wants to fill about 80 vacancies in a pilot scheme that could eventually be rolled out across the UK. Only 337 out of 417 GP positions in Lincolnshire are currently filled. Medical Director Dr Kieran Sharrock said recruiting from overseas is the only sustainable option. Dr Sharrock said: […]