Hospitals to Allow Transgender Sex Offenders on Women-Only Wards
NHS facilities in the UK to welcome biological male rapists into female wards
Hospitals in the UK are set to roll out the red carpet for convicted sex offenders and welcome male rapists into women-only wards - provided they "identify" as transgender, that is.
According to guidance issued by hospital trusts, rapists who were born male, but "identify" as female, can be placed on women-only wards in taxpayer-funded National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.
Staff at hospitals in Devon, Oxford, and Nottinghamshire are told that a criminal history should be part of a risk assessment when placing a person who was born male on a female-only ward.
However, the guidelines do not say that a history of violent sexual offenses should disqualify transgender patients from being admitted to a women's ward.
Unsurprisingly, the trusts which set out the new guidelines have branded opponents of the policies "transphobic."
Critics are being likened to "racists" in official guidelines and staff ate told to report the "hate crimes" to police, the Daily Telegraph reported.
One trust told medics to withdraw treatment if a female patient refused to accept an intact male on women’s wards until 2019 according to The Daily Mail.
A Department of Health order says hospitals must provide single-sex wards, however.
Medics have also warned that the guidance could breach their code of conduct by leaving the most vulnerable at risk.
However, leftists have blasted critics for promoting "transphobic" "hate crimes."
Dr. Jane Hamlin, president of the Beaumont Society, a trans support group, said:
"If anyone starts off with an assumption that a trans person is a sex offender – or even a potential sex offender – that is discrimination and transphobia."
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust said the "risk of sexual offending in a trans context is very rare."
If there is "significant risk," staff would "apply the same robust mitigation that we would to a non-trans patient to ensure a safe therapeutic environment," the trust added.
The policies have been put in place even though a Department of Health order says hospitals have to provide single-sex wards.
And despite objections from medical staff who have warned that the guidance could be a breach of their code of conduct and leave the most vulnerable at risk.