(Tea Party 247) – The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has announced they will be withdrawing treatment from patients who fail the golden progressive standard of tolerance and acceptance.
That’s right: they’ll be denying medical care to racists or sexists.
Patients will be subject to a “sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe” the North Bristol NHS Trust announced on their website.
The policy would not just cover “Threatening and offensive language” but also “Racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour” in a disturbingly ambiguous phrasing, as well as more generally, as well as “malicious allegations.”
This is a concerning caveat, considering the NHS has, in the past, been caught up in large-scale malpractice scandals which were initially denied by hospitals and staff.
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“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,” commented Andrea Young, Chief Executive for North Bristol NHS Trust.
“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.”
The trust does not, conveniently, explain exactly how broad the definition of “offensive” will on which to base withdrawal of treatment.
For example, in late 2017 an NHS patient who requested a female nurse to carry out a cervical smear 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”.
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 such as hip replacements, for which many patients have to wait eight months or more.
British state authorities have recently been showing quite a zeal for political correctness. In 2012, Foster parents caring for “not indigenous White British” children had them taken away by Labour-run Rotherham Borough Council in 2012 because they were members of the UK’s Independence Party (UKIP), then led by Nigel Farage.
Joyce Thacker, the Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services said that she was concerned that UKIP opposed mass immigration which made the foster parents incapable of meeting the “cultural and ethnic needs” of non-British children or the “active promotion of multiculturalism.”
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Another NHS trust for the area, the University Hospitals Briston NHS Foundation Trust has displayed painful progressive political correctness, once having ordered the removal of the British flag from security staff stab vests after someone claimed that the Union Jack was “offensive.”