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Two Lincolnshire MPs meet Prime Minister Theresa May over Grantham A&E

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Two Lincolnshire MPs have raised their concerns over the controversial overnight closure of Grantham A&E with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles was joined by Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Caroline Johnson and Newark MP Robert Jenrick at the meeting in Westminster on Wednesday, February 21.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust made the unpopular decision to close Grantham A&E between 6.30pm and 9am in August 2016.

The meeting with the PM comes just days before thousands of residents are set to take to the streets of Grantham to protest against the continued overnight closure.

Nick Boles, who has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour since November, said: “The Prime Minister appreciated the depth of public concern about the prolonged closure and confirmed that the Secretary of State for Health had agreed to involve the Independent Review Panel as requested by Lincolnshire County Council.

“We also discussed the problems with East Midlands Ambulance Service and explained why this undermined people’s faith in the safety of travelling long distances to A&E in Lincoln or Boston.”