Keep parents and premature babies together
Parents must sort out private accommodation like local hotels or B & B’s. You can imagine the costs of paying for weeks/months for any type of private accommodation, the costs are astronomical and many mothers can't afford to be with their baby.The right to stay with a premature baby is taken from parents if they cannot afford to pay for private temporary accommodation. This is an injustice against families of premature babies.
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />If you have a sick baby or child in a children's hospital, there is parent accommodation but unfortunately if you have a premature baby in one of the neo-natal intensive care units, you have no support, no help, and no accommodation. So parents are separated from their little sick premature baby, when the babyreally needs the love, touch and feel of their mother and likewise the mothers instinct is to be with her baby. We know of parents who have slept in cars or sold every valuable they have, just to be close to their little baby, and some parents can’t even do this and they are forced to stay miles away while their baby is alone. This is such a sad and difficult situation and it needs to be resolved.
Every parent in Ireland should have the right to be with their baby.
Please sign our petition so we can lobby our politicians, the government & the HSE to stop the unfair treatment of 100’s of parents in Ireland every year. Stand up against this discrimination.
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