Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
304
Title
Revise hospital level category system
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the limited neonatal care and incubator devices available at Level one and two hospitals.

Recently a precious little baby boy was born at Epworth Freemasons Private Hospital, tragically passing away a short time later due to neonatal complications. The staff, doctors and midwives at the hospital were not equipped to handle premature birth complications and have no equipment to save babies under 23 weeks.

There should be no such distinction between hospital levels which could force a hospital to not take complications, resulting in the mortality of infants.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to revise the hospital level category system so that all hospitals have equal facilities, equipment and staff to handle complications during any medical procedure, including maternity complications.
Closing Date
2022-02-11
Not tabled signatures
111
Total signatures including previously tabled
111
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