A mother who recently gave birth has claimed Queensland health bosses banned her from seeing her newborn son until she returned a negative Covid test.
Caboolture Hospital, in Brisbane‘s north, has formally launched an investigation after Aleasha Pique, 36, was left ‘broken and alone’ in the maternity ward.
Just hours after Mrs Pique had given birth to her son Remy he was ripped from her arms as she informed staff her teeange daughter had been a casual contact.
She was told she needed to test negative to Covid before she could be rentuined with him.
The new mother also claims she was informed by hospital staff her test result wouldn’t be available for a few days due to a system backlog.
She claims she begged for an rapid antigen test but was refused, leaving her sobbing and unsure of when she will see her newborn again.
Pique spent the entire day in agony waiting for her results.