"At night it is like a ghost town"
About: Grantham & District Hospital Grantham & District Hospital Grantham NG31 8DG
Posted by Rl76 (as ),
I can only presume this will be one in a long list of emails that you've received with regards to the hospital and the closures etc. I'm not normally one to make such an email but felt it right to tell you of my visit Wednesday night and what I saw or didn't see for that matter.
My little boy had an mri scan booked in at 7. 30pm. We arrived 20mins early and we're advised to go in via maternity .... well we all know there is no maternity unit. A&E closed, outpatients closed, everywhere closed but the kingfisher children's ward... by which time we've walked half way round the grounds of the hospital trying to get to our appointment on time. We made it with 2 mins to spare. We saw the 2 staff members in mri and 1 other staff in the whole of the hospital. Got lost trying to get out of the building and on a night it's like a ghost town, horror movie ish and my 5yr old boy was tired out and scared.
Outside there are people trying to find the out of hours walking around the building grounds as nothing is very well signposted, in dressing gowns etc. I saw an elderly lady in and wheelchair outside what should be a & e, I don't know why she was there going in, coming out but she shouldn't have been there, an ambulance pulled up to A&E but then what do they do...there's noone there!
I understand cuts have to be made but this current way of working is going to be detrimental to someone's life and then it will literally hit the fan.
I'm pleased we only had an appointment to keep and my boy wasn't ill else I would have been distraught by the time I found my way in.
I think it needs staff, it needs better signage, it needs something to happen and soon.
Please please try and take not of what I'm saying here, I think the town needs a hospital that is open.
Thank you for reading