Trick Question

I’m confused.

A pregnant woman arrived at Milton Keynes Hospital in labour and asked for all-white staff to deliver her baby.

The unnamed white woman, who was not booked to have her child there, had the request refused. Her baby was delivered safely, but not by all-white staff.

A probe is under way after employees complained to the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the case.

Can anyone explain to me why this is clearly unacceptable patient behaviour (and I absolutely agree it is), but requesting a nurse on the basis of gender is totally fine and doable?

Bonus points if you can explain without referring to cultural and/or religious sensibilities.


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