Heartbreaking lockdown orders see dad unable to visit sick baby
Jim Wilson has heard from new mother Juliet, who called in on the open line to share her truly distressing story.
Restrictions on visits have prevented her husband from seeing their newborn son at Westmead Hospital.
“When they went to discharge me, one of his vitals wasn’t good.
“In the space of a couple of hours, we went from having a perfectly healthy baby to him needing to be in intensive care.”
Juliet’s husband has been denied an exemption.
A spokesperson for the Western Sydney local health district said one parent will be granted an exemption if baby Max is transferred back to Westmead from the Children’s Hospital (full statement below).
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Full statement from Western Sydney Local Health District:
“We are doing everything to ensure we are not putting our vulnerable patients and critical health services at risk of a COVID-19 exposure.
“Arrangements are in place to allow for a visitor in limited circumstances including women in labour, special care nursery, paediatrics and palliative care.
“If a child was transferred to Westmead Hospital, a parent would be granted an exemption to be with their child.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard has also been contacted for comment.