Friday, 23 December 2011 00:10

Rolling Hills Hospital Plans To Apologize After Denying Lesbian Visit With Partner

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Two days ago, I spoke about Val Burke who could not visit her partner hopitalized whereas a law authorizes it. It ended well as she can from now on visit her. The chief executive officer of Rolling Hills Hospital in Franklin plans to meet Val in order to apologize.

"It was human error," said Richard Bangert, chief executive officer of Rolling Hills. "They made a mistake. When I learned of it, I immediately met with my staff on Monday. We immediately made the change in terms of making sure that our policy was very clear."

"I will apologize and work with her directly," he added. "I take it very personally. This is not representative of the hospital."

Paul Guequierre, HRC spokesman, said "Rolling Hills Hospital fixed the problem immediately" but this was a certain reminder as "discrimination still exists in the health-care arena and we need to tackle it."

HRC proposes a guide for gay and lesbian couples who can be very useful because it shows all the procedure which can be doing in advance like to prepare visitation authorization forms.

For all the details: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/protecting-your-visitation-decision-making-rights.

 

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