Health

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

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated June 27 2022 - 9:12am, first published June 23 2022 - 8:00am
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 the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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