Sikh employees can wear bangles
12th April 2010: Women Muslim staff has been exempted from the rule that all personnel be scrubbed and bare below the elbow, according to an announcement by the Department of Health (DoH).
The lifting of the sleeve ban follows agitation from the Muslim community. They have all along been claiming that women NHS workers should dress modestly in terms of Koranic teaching. This included not baring their arms in mixed company.
The DoH has also announced that Sikh employees could wear bangles “as long as they can be pushed up the arm during direct patient care.”
Reacting to the assertions, the British National party has asserted that long sleeves have been identified as one of the leading causes for the spread of bacteria.
Describing it as open display of anti-British bias, the party said the announcement came soon after it was ruled that a British nurse’s crucifix could not be worn at work.
The party also reiterated its demand that the NHS be completely revamped to ensure that it is staffed primarily by British people and that First World standards are enforced and maintained.
The BNP said its government would ensure that sufficient funding was given to the NHS to recruit and train British people for work at livable wages in this vital sector.
The extra money for this process will be drawn away from the £9 billion per year foreign aid budget, the £70 billion illegal foreign wars budget and the £60 billion per year EU membership fee.
In addition, a BNP government would invest heavily in training up their own people to fulfill important roles in the NHS, and not rely on stealing staff from Third World countries.