Obituary: John Sharman

It’s with great sadness that we announce the death of John Sharman. John was previously the Lincolnshire UNISON branch secretary – a role he held for 22 years – as well as being a former member of the Regional Committee and Regional Council. He will be remembered for his pragmatic approach to the issues, supportive […]

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Lincolnshire hospitals declare ‘critical incident’

A critical incident has been declared at four Lincolnshire hospitals because of staff shortages due to Covid-19. In a leaked memo dated Sunday 2 January, sent to staff at hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham, Boston and Louth, the Trust said it was ‘unable to maintain safe staffing levels’ causing ‘compromised care’. Figures showed the number of […]

Lincolnshire hospitals need millions of pounds of urgent repairs

Crumbling hospital buildings across Lincolnshire require 87m worth of work to repair the damage after years of neglect. NHS Digital, which provides data to the NHS to help improve healthcare, has estimated that more than £5.8m is needed to tackle immediate, high-risk problems and avert major disruption to hospital services across Lincolnshire. An additional £32.1m will also be needed to tackle serious building […]

Caterers in Lincolnshire hospitals threatened with redundancy

Despite employer making multi-million-pound profits.

UNISON ensure Lincolnshire student nurses get a fair deal

Student nurses across Lincolnshire have been called up to help in the Covid19 response – never has the healthcare system across the country faced such a significant challenge. However, student nurses who have offered to work as part of the response to the pandemic at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire were told this would not […]

Safe working for frontline staff across Lincolnshire must be a top priority

NHS, care and other frontline staff whose lives are on the line need immediate government action to fix inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies. Government apologies and assurances the UK has all the PPE it needs are of no comfort to staff whose workplaces are running low. Over the weekend workers from hospitals and care […]

UNISON Members Stand Up For Health & Safety Across Lincolnshire NHS

A key part of the national pandemic response is to get as many people as possible to work from home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and in our workplaces. Nowhere is this more important than in our NHS – where we must safeguard our front-line, patient facing staff from […]