April 12, 2013 5.42 pm This story is over 127 months old

Lincoln and Boston hospitals A&E back to normal activity

Recovering: The A&E at the Lincoln and Boston hospitals is now back to normal operation after a week of high demand, but the Grantham hospital is dealing with the norovirus.

The A&E at Lincoln County Hospital is now back to normal operation after a busy week that led to high demand for beds and services at the hospital.

“Lincoln and Pilgrim hospitals have now returned to normal seasonal activity levels following the period of prolonged cold weather,” United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said in a statement.

As previously reported, the two hospitals advised people to go to A&E only if absolutely necessary throughout the week and asked GPs not to refer patients to hospitals in the period.

Linda Higginbottom, Deputy Director of Patient Services, said: “We would like to thank members of the public for cooperating with us during this busy time.”

Grantham hospital deals with norovirus

“Grantham and District Hospital is continuing to experience cases of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus and is no longer taking admissions onto the wards,” Linda Higginbottom added.

“A&E will remain open, but any patients who need to be admitted to a ward will be diverted to other hospitals.

“Ambulance services will also take patients who need to be admitted for treatment to alternative hospitals.

“Staff have also been affected by the bug, and the Trust is asking for any ULHT-employed trained nurses or healthcare support workers who are able to work shifts on medical or surgical wards over the weekend to contact the hospital directly on 01476 565232 and ask for the site duty manager.”