Soldier moved from hospital waiting room over fears his uniform might offend
(FOX News) - A British soldier was asked to move from a hospital waiting room last week because staff feared his uniform might offend other patients.
The family of Royal Air Force Sgt. Mark Prendeville said hospital workers told them “they didn’t want to upset people” and that the hospital has “lots of different cultures coming in,” according to the Guardian.
“To say I was incensed would put it mildly,” Prendeville’s father, Jim Prendeville, told the BBC.
Sgt. Prendeville, 38, went to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, on Wednesday after fire extinguisher chemicals got into his eyes. A female staff member asked him to move from the main waiting room, allegedly because of a previous “altercation” involving a man in uniform.