STRUCTURE: The board of NHS Lincolnshire has approved recommendations to develop future services at Skegness Hospital.

Responses to a public consultation showed support for the creation of a 24 hour urgent care centre at the site.

Out of 448 consultation responses, 87 per cent strongly agreed with the key proposal in the consultation to combine services from the current accident and emergency department and out-of-hours services.

Similar levels of support were shown for five other commitments that will mean more patients receiving care in Skegness hospital closer to home.