31 Jan 2019

Mother of baby with broken arm feared he would be taken

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 31 January 2019

An advocate for the family of a one-month-old baby, who was found to have a broken arm at Middlemore Hospital, says the mother was closely monitored and made to believe her baby would be taken from her by Oranga Tamariki. The Auckland mother denies she broke her baby's arm and wants the hospital staff to be held to account. She spent six days at Middlemore, unable to leave, and was questioned by the police and Oranga Tamariki staff about how the injury occurred. Daniel, who did not want his last name to be known, has been with the family this week, and says what he witnessed was appalling.