February 17, 2021 2.36 pm This story is over 16 months old

Grantham hospital remains COVID-free ‘green site’ with no cases

Possible end to ‘green site’ by April

Grantham hospital has had no patients contracting COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with health bosses calling it a “substantial achievement.”

They said since it began, no coronavirus-infected patients had been treated on the ‘green site’ or its surgical pathways, so important procedures could take place such as cancer treatment.

Simon Evans, Chief Operating Officer at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said: “[This] is a substantial achievement and reflects the enormous efforts of the teams over there, who are increasingly more and more vigilant.”

This means the trust has reached its three primary aims of treating patients in a safe environment from coronavirus, to deliver treatments at scale and in a timely way.

Grantham’s ‘green site’ status was introduced in June 2020 and has seen the hospital operate as a COVID-free facility in all departments except the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).

The temporary arrangements are set to finish on April 1, but this will go to consultation on March 16 where health bosses will confirm the move. This will also turn Grantham’s UTC back into its A&E centre.

Health bosses gave their second quarterly report on Grantham’s ‘green site’ arrangements in Lincolnshire County Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday.