BANNED FROM THE HOSPITAL CAFETERIA?

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Believe it or not there are a lot of people who like to eat in hospital cafeterias for one reason or another.

Carey Clay is one of those people.

He says eating at one particular local hospital was a daily routine until last week.

Clay says he along with others would stop in the cafeteria to grab breakfast because of its convenience
to his bus route that he takes to work.

But all of that changed last week when Clay says he was officially banned from the hospital’s dinning hall.

Clay says he was told the cafeteria is for those who are patients, visiting, or working at the hospital. 

Clay says he was escorted out of the building for violating a policy he didn’t know about even before he was able to get his french toast.

The Houstonian says he was told by security officers at the hospital not to return.

He also says his picture was taken and likely posted for any future possible trespassing.

Clay, who is very angry and embarassed by the encounter, says he feels like the victim of discrimination.

I’ve placed calls to the hospital in hopes of getting a response before I release the name.

What do you think about the hospital’s policy not to allow the public to eat in the dinning hall if you’re there taking care of business?

4 Comments

  1. Lori February 27, 2012 2:11 pm 

    That’s too bad. I prefer hospital food over fast food any day. Especially in Angleton whenever I’m in the area. The food is economical and really good. Tastes like homecooking.

  2. Jenny February 28, 2012 10:23 am 

    Sounds like some profiling to me. Mr. Clay was just there to buy some food, had been do so without incident for several months as I understand it. No sign about the policy, he wasn’t disturbing the peace or causing any other problems – why was this man treated like a criminal just for trying to buy breakfast?

    For myself and my family – we will never use this hospital for any medical or other purpose if this is the way they operate.

  3. Linda McDaniel February 28, 2012 10:24 am 

    I know is was wrong because just about 30-45 mins I went to the cafeteria and got my breakfast on Thursday nobody said anything to me. Clay and I are co-workers we always stop by before work each morning together to get our breakfast but so happen that morning he decided to come later. I feel they single him out but now I will never return there again it sounds like discrimination.

  4. Jerry Menchu October 7, 2012 12:08 pm 

    There is no argument about this act being discriminatory. The hospital by definition is a public accommodation. The cafeteria should be closed to the public and should specify this. Then they may have a chance to defense however the hospital is considered a public building and also a public accommodation so they need to have a legitimate reason to trespass a person and in particularly one person considered special protected class by the federal government.

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