Lenox Hill Hospital
January 12, 2012 by staff
Lenox Hill Hospital, Continuing the Blue Ivy Carter mayhem, Beyonce and Jay-Z made headlines after the birth of their new baby girl for their supposed tight hospital security, which allegedly prevented other patients from seeing their children.
According to Brooklyn man, Neil Coulon, the Carters’ personal bodyguards prevented many New Yorkers by keeping many new parents and relatives away from the wards, waiting rooms, and even hallways to maintain the privacy of Bey and Jay in New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
“Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday — just because they wanted to use the hallway,” Coulon told the New York Daily News. “They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.”
He continued, “I know they spent $1.3 million and I’m just a contractor from Bed-Stuy [Bedford-Stuyvesant], but the treatment we received was not okay … My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins … Nobody needs this … This is the NICU. Nobody cares if you’re a celebrity. Nobody is star-gazing. They just want to see their children. To have that circus roll into town and ruin our parade was unpleasant.”
Since then, the Lenox Hill Hospital has denied such allegations, and have even released an official statement on the matter, reading: “No security plan that we or the Carters’ security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access … and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU.”
Coulon and his wife have requested an apology and to date there is no word if this apology was made, leading many to believe the local couple and other patients are building a civil case against all parties involved. Jay and Beyonce have yet to speak on the matter.
Meanwhile, US Weekly is reporting that the couple had two private suites built at the hospital a month in advance for the birth.
“A month ago, [workers] tore down 6-8 rooms and turned them into 2 suites,” a Lenox Hill Hospital source said. Featuring “mahogany walls,” Beyonce and Jay-Z “paid to have it constructed just for them” as the suites sat empty for a month until Blue Ivy arrived on January 7th. “You’d want to live in there!” the hospital source mentioned.
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