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article imageHospital patient kicked out when requesting service in English

By Matthew Hendricks     Jan 19, 2014 in World
Montreal - A patient entered Verdun General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in an ambulance because of chest pains, but says she was kicked out when requesting that hospital staff speak to her in English, rather than French.
According to Yahoo News, a doctor saw the woman, Sonia Bailey, and directed her to see a nurse for further tests and blood work. tells the nurse asked Baily in French to put her right arm on the table.
Not understanding French, Bailey put her left arm on the table.
When Sonia Bailey's boyfriend, Jabari Radway asked the nurse to serve them in English, the nurse then responded saying, “No. This will be in French or she can leave the province.”
The nurse then insulted the patient, saying that it was unbelievable that she doesn’t know the difference between her left and her right.
According to Yahoo News, at this point the nurse picked up the vials that he was supposed to take to draw her blood with and shot everything in the garbage.
According to CTV, an argument then ensued between Radway and the nursing staff, security was called and both Bailey and her boyfriend were removed from the premises.
The Verdun General Hospital says their policy is to give patients service in a language they understand. The hospital is calling this an isolated incident, and has not launched an internal investigation because no formal complaint has been filed.
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