A hospital banned a sexual assault victim from undergoing surgery after requesting full female nursing due to security concerns over mixed facilities.

The patient – a feminist retired lawyer MailOnline calls Emma – was told by London’s Princess Grace Hospital to ‘protect staff from unacceptable suffering’.

The patient – whom MailOnline calls Emma – has had surgery

She was due to undergo complex colorectal surgery on the Marylebone property on Oct. 10 and had completed a pre-admission form with her requirements.

Emma, ​​who lives in north London, asked for same-sex accommodation and, in her belief, did not want to ‘use pronouns or engage in such expressions of gender ideology’.

She told MailOnline, “I wasn’t about to fill out piles of hospital paper about my nonexistent ‘gender identity’ or give my pronouns to anyone.”

The hospital is one of the few to use the Da Vinci robot, which can perform delicate and complex operations, and was selected for that reason.

But when she arrived on Oct. 6 for her pre-operative clinical assessment, which involved intimate procedures, what appeared to be a transgender man in a blonde wig and makeup opened the door and made eye contact with her.

The meeting – which is now under investigation by the hospital and parent company HCA – prompted her to complain and make an urgent additional request for full female nursing.

Emma told MailOnline: ‘I was beginning to wonder if it was a coincidence that this employee with a ‘gender identity’ had made his presence felt to me in such an inappropriate way during my first visit.

“I began to suspect I was being targeted because my patient records showed that I refused to use pronouns and wanted same-sex facilities, although I have no proof of that.

Emma was told by London’s Princess Grace Hospital to ‘protect staff from discrimination and harassment’ in the message

The hospital is one of the few to use the Da Vinci robot, which can perform delicate and complex operations, and was selected for that reason

“Then I started to panic that men would provide my intimate care in the hospital while I was immobilized for a whole week after major surgery.

“It was a slow, emerging realization. I felt sick. Alarm bells rang in my head. I cannot describe the fear I felt. I can’t rationalize it.’

She wrote to HCA that evening, underscoring her concerns and her beliefs regarding gender and women’s rights.

Emma cited the landmark case involving Maya Forstater, who said gender-critical beliefs were protected under the Equality Act and “worthy of respect.”

The email said she believed that self-identification by men in women’s wards had led to attacks on patients. For this reason, she said that ‘it is a fact that mixed hospital facilities are unsafe for women’.

She added: ‘I think the hospital should follow a protocol to provide same-sex nursing care to ALL female patients.

“Please don’t make life difficult for women when they are most vulnerable by forcing them into awkward and embarrassing situations. I can’t believe I’m the first patient to bring this up to you.’

Emma’s complaint email sent to the hospital after meeting during the pre-assessment session for her surgery

An email from Prince Grace Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Maxine Estop Green, told her the surgery was canceled

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When toilets can be legally restricted to men and women under human rights law

The directive says toilets can be legally limited to men and women with separate gender-neutral facilities, as long as transgender people are taken into account.

This is explained by means of two examples.

One is a small cafe with limited space and facilities for public use with separate lockable, self-contained gents and ladies toilets with washbasins in separate units.

The EHRC says that to ensure they are fully inclusive and to make the most effective use of the facilities available, the cafe could decide to make them all gender neutral.

A second example is a community center with separate men’s and women’s toilets. The center could conduct a survey in which some service users say they would not use the center if the toilets were open to members of the opposite biological sex, for reasons of privacy and dignity or because of their religious beliefs.

The decision to introduce an additional gender neutral toilet and put up signs telling all users that they can either use the toilet for their biological sex or the gender neutral toilet.

She was stunned when she received an email from the hospital’s director, Maxine Estop Green, telling her that the surgery had been postponed.

She told her that the hospital “didn’t share her faith” and that she had to make alternative arrangements for her surgery.

The message added that the hospital is committed to protecting staff from what it describes as ‘unacceptable suffering’.

Emma urged them to reconsider, adding another message that she thought they had misunderstood her requests, which she said were completely within the law.

The hospital said it would offer a private room but would NOT honor her requests for same-sex care after her surgery.

It also mentioned its comment on pronouns and said it had a responsibility to protect staff from “discrimination and harassment.”

Emma said: ‘I am still in shock at this punitive and discriminatory response from the CEO of this hospital that specializes in women’s procedures. I wouldn’t have predicted this in a million years.

“Everything that’s happened is so off-the-wall and irrational that it leads me to believe I’ve been targeted by trans activists in the hospital.

‘As always, this is about appeasing men who claim a gender identity. They will punish anyone who tells the truth. I will not be forced to use the language of gender ideology, that is, pronouns that do not apply to me. Women’s safety, dignity and privacy are still sacrificed on the altar of this quasi-religion.

“I can’t believe this is happening in the UK.”

The hospital’s decision comes amid an ongoing debate about women’s rights and the need for women-only spaces, such as hospital wards.

There are also fears that predatory sex offenders could impersonate trans women to gain access to female toilets and facilities.

It also said after the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that service providers who wish to restrict services to one gender are legally able to do so, provided the reasons are justified and proportionate.

The ruling means that it is legal for a gym to restrict communal locker rooms to one gender, as long as there is also a gender-neutral locker room for transgender people.

Rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen, who founded Standing For Women, called the hospital’s stance “misogyny in heels.”

She added: “Once we are in a society where women are forced to pretend that men can be women, and everything has to come from such an orthodoxy, there is no end to the consequences.

“They are the hardest to bear when it comes to protecting women and children. Prioritizing a man’s feelings over a woman’s health is just another example, in this case particularly blatant, of how powerful this ideology really is.

“It’s staggering how anxious organizations are about doing what’s right rather than what this misogyny movement is demanding on its heels. We hope this patient gets the treatment and apology she needs.”

A spokesperson for HCA said: ‘At Princess Grace Hospital, we always strive to deliver the highest standards of care and we value and respect each of our patients as individuals. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot comment on individual patient complaints.

‘The hospital’s policy is to always meet patient requests whenever possible. Some, such as a request for “single sex care”, are particularly challenging given the diversity of our colleagues and our need to prioritize patient safety.

“Unfortunately, in some circumstances it may be necessary to cancel a procedure if there is insufficient time to discuss such a request prior to patient admission.”