Lincolnshire hospitals ‘underfunded’

Lincolnshire’s hospital trust is underfunded and in need of “consistent” financial support, according to Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell. United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which runs Lincoln County Hospital and Boston Pilgrim Hospital, is currently in financial and quality special measures with a deficit target of £70 million for 2019/20. The health service in the county also needs £450,000,000 for backlog maintenance and to fund future healthcare plans.