British hospital allegedly denied rape claim because perpetrator was transgender

A National Health Service hospital in Britain told police that the rape of a woman on one of their supposedly single-sex wards by a trans patient “could not have happened” as there was “no male” at the scene. The attack took place in 2021 and was initially denied by hospital bosses, despite CCTV evidence.

The case has since been discussed in the British parliament’s House of Lords during a debate on single-sex wards, with Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne railing against the anonymous hospital.

Baroness Nicholson has also accused the NHS of giving “priority to trans people over women” and undermining the “dignity, privacy and safety” of biologically female patients through their Annex B policy.

This policy cites the 2010 Equality Act to support their current decision-making process in determining what single-sex ward a transgender person should be placed on, insisting that the decision must be made “according to their presentation: the way they dress, and the name and pronouns they currently use” and not their “physical sex appearance of the chest or genitalia” and regardless of whether they have legally transitioned or not.

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