Monday, 2nd March, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

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Public Open Forum


Apologies for Absence


Disclosure of Interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 357 KB


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Pay Policy Statement 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 203 KB


Budget Proposals for 2020/21 and indicative budgets for 2021/22 and 2022/23 - A district that works for everyone, delivering opportunity pdf icon PDF 445 KB


Updates from the Leader of the Council


Leader's report on urgent decisions


Meetings of the Cabinet approved since the last Council meeting pdf icon PDF 191 KB


Notices of Motion given under Article 4.9:


Councillor Morgan pdf icon PDF 198 KB

    SKDC does not support the Outcome of the Healthy Conversation exercise published recently by NHS Lincs. This council believes the proposals put before members of the public during a recent series of public engagement exercises was too narrow to properly reflect the needs of our community. It was based on what health services NHS Lincs are prepared to deliver, rather than the services local people need. The cumulative impact of over a decade of cuts to services at Grantham + District Hospital has resulted in a hollowing out of vital local hospital services forcing local people to travel miles for hospital treatment. 

    SKDC calls for the consultation proposals in the next stage in development of our NHS services to fully reflect the needs of local people and to provide full parity with residents living in the Lincoln and Boston areas. SKDC call for the restoration of a fully functioning appropriately staffed District General Hospital to support all living and working in our local community regardless of age. The Consultation must offer the provision of both elective and emergency non-elective care, particularly in view of the significant distances to alternative hospital sites within and outside Lincolnshire, and, the size of the population supported within the hospital's cross county catchment area.

    The Consultation must include the restoration of key services including a restoration of a fully supported consultant led 24/7 Accident and Emergency department capable of stabilising and resuscitating patients of all ages, paediatric (children’s) services with provision for overnight stay if required; a consultant led maternity unit; local fracture diagnosis and treatment, and, a restoration of the diabetes clinic at the hospital site. In view of the hospital's proximity to the A1 and mainline railway network the restoration of a trauma unit is also required.

    Other services have not been delivered at Grantham & District Hospital but have been requested. SKDC calls for the Consultation to also include the provision of acute/emergency stroke care, improvements to local cancer diagnosis and cancer care services including breast care, the continuation and enhancement (where possible) of cardiology services. A 24/7 hospital transport service should be included to enable all patients and carers, regardless of income, the ability to access key services at Grantham and across the county. 

    The Consultation must include the needs of all with protected characteristics. 

    This Council opposes the further downgrade of services at Grantham + District Hospital. They are not compatible with the future plans of the District.