PERFORMANCE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has said it is facing “sustained presure” on its services due to high demand for emergency services.

The trust said it was experiencing high demand across all sites, Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham Hospital, due to an increase in the number of emergencies.

Michelle Rhodes, director of operations, said: “Staff within our hospitals continue to work hard to care for patients under the additional pressure.

“By choosing an alternative NHS service that could be more appropriate for their symptoms, patients can get treated quicker whilst helping to ease the pressure on A&E departments.”

The trust has appealed to members of the public to use NHS 111 to make sure they use the appropriate service.