8. Refused Medical Treatment based on Mask Wearing


This has sadly been the most used Template Letter by Helping Hands SO FAR due to the discriminatory behaviour of the NHS Doctors and Nurses who refuse medical treatment/procedures/operations as a result of your refusal to wear a mask or shield - they are forcing people to wear a mask even when exempt and if not worn are refusing any medical assistance and this is in total breach of your Human Rights and are often discriminating against those who cannot due to disability wear masks - this letter should be completed with the relevant person it involves name, address and signed by the person concerned or adult if a child under 12 years, if over 12 years please ask your child to sign after explaining the meaning of the letter.  Please obtain a witness's signature to the letter and forward to the hospital concerned with the procedure and a copy to be put on your file addressed to the Medical Records Officer at your Local Health Board.  

**Remember to include your details in the relevant (Bracket) areas to personalise it**  *Please note our letters are available in Microsoft Doc., ODT (Word) format or PDF format, or copy and paste.

Download Microsoft Doc Version of letter here:  Letter 8 - Refused medical treatment based on mask wearing.doc

Download ODT Version of letter here:  Letter 8 - Refused medical treatment based on mask wearing.odt

Download PDF Version of letter here:  Refusal of medical treatment due to Mask Wearing.pdf 

Here is your copy & paste letter:

(Your Name)

(Your Address)

Tel: (   )

Email: (   )

Dated : (Today's Date)

(Surgery Name & Address

and/or Locak Health Board)

To Whom it may concern

I wish to make a formal complaint and wish it to be known and understood that I attended my local (medical centre/hospital) for treatment, however; on my arrival the nurses requested I wear a mask or a shield before carrying out the necessary procedure/s.

I informed the nurses that I am “exempt” by the government from wearing a mask or shield due to my hidden disabilities, the nurses in question then refused me treatment for not wearing a mask/shield and this is in direct contravention of my Human Rights   (Article 6.1 UK law and  Article 6.1 & Article 14.2(a) UNESCO bioethics human rights 2005 Charter) and in contravention of the Equalities Act 2010 – Discrimination - Section 13 & 15 whereby it is against the law to refuse me necessary medical treatment due to discriminatory behaviour against my disability. Refusal of medical treatment is also in breach of the NHS Constitution for which this action is prosecutable in law.

Please note: That contravention of the Equalities Act 2010 -Discrimination holds a 'personal' fine of up to £9,000 for any person's actions.

I have sought legal advice and have been informed that no person can refuse me medical treatment based solely on my disability and your nurses are refusing me treatment in direct contravention of my Human Rights and the NHS Constitution and are liable for prosecution.

I look forward to receiving a new appointment for the procedure to take place without the need of wearing a mask/shield (Shields are for splashback chemicals/liquids – not used in medical procedures).  I trust the nurses in question will be dealt with in accordance with the law and my rights.


(Your Name)                                                                        

 Witness Name & Signature