Homerton Hospital becomes a ‘hostile environment’:

by The People's Cries


Clearly designed to intimidate anyone who is at all unsure of their citizenship status, this form for people coming to Homerton Hospital in Hackney, even to the A&E department, is aimed at deterring them from seeking treatment, even the emergency immediately necessary treatment to which all are entitled.  This intimidatory bureaucratic barrier to care takes no account of public health imperatives that should prioritise the health of the whole community, nor does it take account of the right (and the ethical duty) of health care workers not to be acting as border guards and police.