Skegness Hospital Watch chair dies

Maureen Meir.
Maureen Meir.

A dedicated and well respected woman from Ingoldmells, who was known for her ongoing efforts to improve community health resources, has sadly died.

Ingoldmells resident, Maureen Mier chair of Skegness Hospital Watch, passed away on Sunday, December 29 at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

Friends, relatives, colleagues and members have been saddened to hear the news and believed Maureen, who had been fighting illness for some time, might have still made a full recovery.

But unfortunately, the charitable woman, who was a member and founder of many groups, died from an ongoing illness.

“I was absolutely devastated to hear of Maureen’s death. She worked tirelessly for Skegness Hospital Watch for many years and held much knowledge that was invaluable. She will be deeply missed,” said Geoff Poulter, friend and member of the Hospital Watch.

Maureen was involved with many local groups. Her association with Skegness Hospital Watch began back in 2003 when it was known as Save our Services, then Save our Beds.

She formed The Stoma group, worked at the Beacon Practice, was a representative on boards, was an Ingoldmells Parish Councillor, a part of the Ingoldmells Forum and many other groups.

“She was a fantastic woman who we will all personally miss dreadfully,” said Lincolnshire County Councillor Colin Davie.

The funeral will take place this Friday, January 10 at Alford crematorium at 1pm.

A car will leave her home in Ingoldmells at 12.15pm and a reception will take place at The Three Tuns pub afterwards.