I am pregnant with out first child and am disgusted by what I feel is the sexist attitude of the William Angliss Hospital. Whilst my husband is allowed to be present at the birth, representatives of the Maternity Ward will restrict him to visiting hours only. He does not expect accommodation or a meal but simply to remain by my side, should myself or the baby not be settled. He is happy to sit on a chair. They will not allow this.
I want my husband to have a chance to bond with our child as much as possible. We are a close couple and are rarely apart. This hospital is trying to separate us for one of the most momentous occasions of our lives.
We have been told that men pose an OHS risk to staff and other patients.
"Father not allowed to stay with newborn or support mother"
About: Angliss Hospital Angliss Hospital Upper Ferntree Gully 3156 Eastern Health Eastern Health Box Hill 3128 https://www.easternhealth.org.au/
Posted by Mim (as ),
Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››
See more responses from Jo Gatehouse