A female cancer patient was racially abused as she left a county Armagh hospital this afternoon (Friday).
The incident happened as the woman was finished up with an appointment at Craigavon Area Hospital.
Ulster Unionist Doug Beattie has hit out the “Neanderthals” for a shocking level of intolerance.
“It is outrageous that a young woman was racially abused while leaving Craigavon Area Hospital after attending an appointment,” Mr Beattie explained.
“She is currently battling cancer so she is going through enough trauma and distress without Neanderthals throwing abuse at her.
“This type of behaviour is intolerable; there can simply be no excuse or explanation for it.
“Our health service would simply not be able to operate without the contribution of foreign doctors and nurses and I would like to reassure them that they are welcome and that they are greatly appreciated for what they do.
“The United Kingdom is a Christian country and as such we have Christian values of benevolence, compassion and tolerance.
“Those who verbally and racially abused this woman have no comprehension of these Christian values.
“It is senseless bigotry and I urge anyone who may have witnessed the events to go straight to the police and report the incident.”