September 10, 2019 3.17 pm This story is over 27 months old

Doctor’s anger over ‘offensive’ red crosses at Grantham A&E

He said the items were intimidating and inappropriate

Two red crosses described as “intimidating and inappropriate” have been removed from the vigil flower patch at Grantham Hospital.

The crosses found at the front entrance by Manthorpe Road were recently removed and have been the subject of much debate in Facebook campaign groups.

It’s also unclear who’s responsible. Campaigner Jody Clark (Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital) said “it’s not from us and I don’t think it’s appropriate either”, while Yvonne Bellamy said the ladies doing the flower beds “have nothing to do with the red crosses”.

Khoo ChunKheng posted in the Facebook group ‘Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital’.

The same post has been put in the Facebook group by a few different Facebook accounts.

Lincolnshire Reporter approached ULHT for a response, but the trust said it did not wish to comment.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust closed Grantham Accident and Emergency department overnight in 2016, a move which it said at the time was “temporary”.

Grantham residents previously put up concerns about transport, 111 services and the impact on other hospitals to health bosses proposing to downgrade the town’s A&E into an Urgent Care Centre.

Some who have take offence at the cross have considered them to be the latest in a series of publicity stunts from those against the loss of services in Grantham.

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