Patients that are deemed “racist” or “sexist” in the United Kingdom will now be prohibited from medical treatment, according to an announcement from the National Health Service, the national healthcare system in the UK.
“Following a national trend, staff have reported that incidents of racism on wards have increased over the past year so the hospital will be enforcing its zero tolerance policy against abusive behaviour,” the North Bristol NHS Trust states on its website.
The policy, called a “Red Card to Racism,” will mandate questionable patients be issued a “sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe,” according to the website.
Patients who have exhibited “Racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour,” espoused “threatening and offensive language” or have made “malicious allegations” will be withdrawn treatment, the policy explains. “Posters around the hospital and videos and photos on social media will inform staff that they are protected by the policy and encourage them to speak up if they witness or experience an incident of racism or discrimination.”
The new policy will serve as a strong deterrent against the promotion discrimination, Chief Executive for North Bristol NHS Trust, Andrea Young, said of the new guidelines.
“We’re sending a strong signal that any racism or discrimination is completely unacceptable – we want staff to challenge and report it and we want everyone to know that it will have consequences,” Young argued. “We have staff from many different backgrounds, from all over the world, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equality which is a fundamental value of the NHS.”
The policy does not explicitly highlight examples of discriminatory or “offensive” behavior that would result in termination of treatment.
In 2017, a patient awaiting a cervical smear voiced objections to a man who identifies as a transsexual performing the procedure.
The NHS states the patient was “embarrassed and “distressed” when summoned by the transgender nurse and ultimately decided to cancel the examination. Under the new policy the patient would likely have breached the new rule, which enforces egregious political correctness, and be charged with an anti-trans “hate crime.”
She “complained when the hospital sent a person with ‘an obviously male appearance… close-cropped hair, a male facial appearance and voice, large number of tattoos and facial stubble’ who insisted ‘My gender is not male. I’m a transsexual,’” Breitbart News reports. “It is not clear whether the patient could have fallen foul of the Bristol policy had it been in place and the nurse had chosen to take offence — and nor is it clear how far the trust’s assurances that it will only withdraw treatment once clinically safe extend, and if patients could, for example, be denied diagnostic procedures or so-called routine operations.”
The NHS’ administration of thought crime retribution comes after the institution has come under fire for rampant medical malpractice. Last year, hundreds of patients seen by an NHS doctor died after unjustifiably administered them opioids.
A report released in June 2018 revealed 456 patients died from 1989 to 2000 as a result of the “institutionalized practice of shortening lives.”
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