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By Orion Blastar (Thu Nov 07, 2019 at 01:29:27 AM EST) (all tags)
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Monday, 4 November 2019

North Bristol NHS Trust has today launched a “Red Card to Racism” campaign to protect all staff from any discrimination.

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.

This means that any patient abusing staff will be challenged and warned, leading to a sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe.

Any visitors causing disturbance or behaving in an unacceptable manner will get one verbal warning before being removed.

Andrea Young, Chief Executive from North Bristol NHS Trust said:

“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.

“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 abusive behaviour policy covers anyone with mental capacity making:

Racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour.
Excessive noise.
Abuse of alcohol or drugs.
Threatening and offensive language.
Malicious allegations.
Intentional damage to trust property.
Any cases will be reported on the trust’s incident management system and on patients’ individual notes.

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 hospital will also be calling for staff to join its Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network to champion the approach and to provide support to any affected staff.

Alex Raikes from Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI) said:

“SARI is working with a number of hospital trusts regarding racist incidents towards staff and patients, and is pleased to be supporting a dedicated working group at NBT in enforcing the zero tolerance approach towards racism and hate crime.

“It is crucial that hospitals are safe, respectful and inclusive environments, and that all the hard-working employees’ feel fully supported when they face such abuse.

“It’s great to see NBT putting out the strongest message possible to the wider community about the abhorrence of any forms of discrimination against their staff or visitors.”</quote>

Excessive noise? I guess that rules out children who go crazy because their mother is dying?

Fascism meets healthcare. Go die in the gutter you racist sexist pig! Harm none?

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Do you know any medical professionals? by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Nov 07, 2019 at 06:57:24 AM EST
There’s a reason so many doctors offices and hospitals have security staff.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Ones near me do not by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Nov 07, 2019 at 11:58:35 PM EST
have security staff in the doctor's offices. I never do or say anything to get security called on me.

I remember in a psyche ward there was a Rev Sterling (Black male, Preacher) who security had in handcuffs and bullied around because he claimed Bush had Bin Laden hidden in the White House. There was a lawsuit and the hospital was torn down.

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Lots of racist anti immigrant sentiment in UK by marvin (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Nov 07, 2019 at 09:50:19 AM EST
Mostly brexiteers, so fuck them with a rusty pipe. If you can't manage to even be civil to the brown people delivering your health care, then you're welcome to treat yourself.

Workplace violence is a huge issue in healthcare, and the injury rate suffered by front line healthcare workers is among the highest in the entire workforce. Everyone deserves a safe workplace free from violence and harassment.

I'll shed no tears over some racist bigoted pensioner being refused treatment because they lacked the restraint to refrain from muttering "go home (insert race-based epithet)" to the people trying to deliver their health care.

How did the UK get that way? by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Nov 07, 2019 at 11:55:56 PM EST
They used to be nice to foreigners. Peaceful, etc.

How did this hatred come about?

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Ironically by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Nov 08, 2019 at 03:25:02 PM EST
I've only been to Southmead hospital (NBT's largest site) because Border Force were running a seminar on how to kick people out of the country there.

Does Trump have any relatives by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Nov 10, 2019 at 12:31:50 AM EST
in the UK?

This sounds like Trump and company.

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