Health

Five-week-old baby with pneumonia turned away from Wollongong Hospital ED

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 27 2022 - 7:12pm, first published June 23 2022 - 6:00pm
Broken system: Fairy Meadow mum Tylah Buckley was sent to the ED on Monday with her five week old, Mahli, and said it was "heartbreaking" to see so many other children waiting. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
Broken system: Fairy Meadow mum Tylah Buckley was sent to the ED on Monday with her five week old, Mahli, and said it was "heartbreaking" to see so many other children waiting. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

A newborn with breathing problems who waited for five hours surrounded by coughing flu patients.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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