Monday, 21 September 2009

NHS nurse faces the sack for wearing her crucifix

Monday September 21,2009

By Cyril Dixon

A CHRISTIAN nurse is facing the sack for refusing to take off a cross around her neck – because it poses a “risk” to patients.

Devout Shirley Chaplin, 54, has worn the tiny one-inch crucifix ­since she started working at the hospital 31 years ago.

But NHS bosses now insist the silver cross is a health and safety risk and she must remove it.

They claim the necklace could endanger her or a patient if it was grabbed.

However, the hospital does accommodate other faith ­symbols, such as Muslim nurses’ head scarves.

Full article: Daily Express