QLD HEALTH: ALLOW PARENTS TO BE WITH THEIR CHILDREN!

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UPDATE:::  Harvey has been transferred back to Lismore Base Hospital and Chantelle is now in the process of being able to bond with her baby boy. However due to this petition it’s been brought to the attention that many other families have/are facing are similar situation! We call upon QLD health to put into place easy navigated polices and procedures to ensure QUICKER AND BETTER outcomes for families, that way NO ONE is put in this situation. It’s not only traumatic experience for the parents but the children and babies! 

The importance of early bonding between mother and baby has been proven through numerous studies.

So why in Australia has a mother been denied access to her newborn baby?

Little Harvey Northfield was born on Friday the 14th August, where he was born in Lismore base hospital . Unfortunately Harvey was born with low oxygen levels and had been flown to Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to receive life saving medical treatment, however his mother Chantelle has been denied access to her newborn due to her being from Lismore and the ongoing Covid pandemic.
No mother should be denied access to her child, especially a newborn. This is a gross breech of basic human rights. The lack of empathy, compassion and humanity Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital has shown in regards to ensuring that families remain together is deplorable.

We ask that Royal Brisbane Hospital provide Chantelle access to Harvey.

We also ask that Queensland Health investigate why Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital were allowed to keep a mother and her newborn apart, rather than work collaboratively with a willing family for a solution.



A MOTHER, HAS A RIGHT TO BE WITH HER BABY.