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Mental Health Minister implores hospitals to allow fathers in maternity wards

Ben Fordham
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The NSW Mental Health Minister is imploring major Sydney hospitals to allow partners into maternity wards.

The Western Sydney Local Health District – including Westmead, Parramatta and Blacktown hospitals – is restricting fathers access to visiting newborn babies.

However, NSW Health says women are allowed to have their partner or support person in the birth unit and post-natal wards.

Minister Bronnie Taylor told Ben Fordham she implores the hospitals to show compassion.

“We have to ensure that that happens if we are able to do that safely and, I believe, in most cases we can find a way through that to make that happen.”

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Ben Fordham
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