Verdun man in alleged language dispute with hospital files complaint

Here's an update to a story CJAD 800 News first told you about last week.

The Verdun man who alleged he and his girlfriend were berated and kicked out of the Verdun General Hospital after asking for service in English, has officially filed his complaint.

Jabari Radway tells CJAD 800 News that the hospital will be conducting an internal investigation and that they'll receive a letter confirming this.

Radway, who is bilingual, claims he and his girlfriend were treated badly and escorted out by security after he asked that the emergency room nurse speak in English to his girlfriend, who doesn't understand French.

The hospital had said at the time they were surprised to hear about such an incident because they always treat their anglophone patients well and find some way to translate French into English when it's requested.

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  1. Deborah posted on 01/22/2014 10:59 PM
    Ha! Was it the male nurse? Where they assess you at the emergency? Happened to me last year. Not one word in English. Everything in French. Luckily I speak enough French to get by. And luckily for me another patient I was waiting with told me the word I was able to use to describe symptoms. Really peeved me off at the time. I feel sorry for elderly Anglos who end up there and have to talk to this obnoxious male nurse. Other than that everybody else spoke to me in English. Just him!
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