Grantham Hospital fully reopens after fire closures

Grantham hospital
Image caption The accident and emergency unit was closed following the fire on Tuesday

A hospital forced to close some services after an electrical fire cut power supplies has reopened.

Tuesday's fire at Grantham Hospital caused the closure of the accident and emergency department, a number of wards and the intensive care unit.

Operations were cancelled and only non-urgent cases were treated.

Dr Suneil Kapadia, medical director at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT), thanked staff and patients for their support.

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He said: "I'd like to say thank you to all ULHT staff for their hard work in ensuring high-quality patient care has been maintained and to the public for their patience and understanding."

Some patients were transferred to other hospitals during the loss of services.

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