Wards evacuated and operations cancelled after fire at Grantham Hospital A&E

All operations and clinics at Grantham Hospital’s have been cancelled after a fire broke out overnight in the basement of A&E.

Several wards were evacuated and patients were moved from their beds at just after 6.30pm on Tuesday, April 19.

Four fire crews were called to the scene and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said that the fire was found in the electrical switch system in the hospital causing a power cut at the site.

No-one is believed to have been injured in the fire.

Anyone who needs A&E should go to the next closest hospital, either in Lincoln, Nottingham, Peterborough, Boston or Doncaster.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is currently reviewing the situation and patients in need of emergency care should call 111.