Hospital apologises after moving RAF man because of uniform
26 September 2015
From the section UK
A hospital has apologised after an RAF officer was moved away from other patients because staff said his uniform might cause offence.
Sgt Mark Prendeville was taken to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, after an accident during a training exercise.
Staff moved the 38-year-old twice so other patients could not see him, the Sun reported.
The hospital apologised for “any embarrassment” caused.
The aircraft engineer needed medical attention after chemicals from a fire extinguisher got into his eyes while training at RAF Manston, Kent, on Wednesday.
He was moved so others could not see him while he was in the hospital’s accident and emergency department, his family said.
Sgt Prendeville’s father, Jim Prendeville, said he was “disgusted” by the way his son had been treated: “He’s served all over the world, he’s been to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq you name it, he’s been …read more
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