Chantelle Northfield is a new mother who has been refused seeing her child because her baby was sick with COVID and needed to be taken by helicopter to a special hospital. While this is heartbreaking, Northfield and her husband decided they would self quarantine for 14 days in order to see him sooner. While they were originally given permission because they tested negative, they had to self quarantine in a hotel for fourteen days. It’s hard times but we hope for a better future.
- Though baby, Harvey was born in Lismore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia, complications forced him to be moved to Queensland.
- The Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital took the baby in, but due to social distancing rules the parents were not allowed to accompany the baby.
- When the parents were denied entry into Harvey’s new hospital [barring a 14 day quarantine at a hotel} they took their story to the channel 7 news.
“The couple chose to return home to their one-year-old son and were forced to use video calls to see their newborn baby boy.”