12 Jun 2019

DHB member won't be muzzled over baby removals

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 12 June 2019

A District Health Board member who objected to an attempt last month to remove a baby from a teenage mother at Hawke's Bay Hospital says she will resist any effort to muzzle her.

Jacoby Poulain says the attempt to separate mother and child may have been a breach of the hospital's duty of care.

But she has been reprimanded by the health board chairman, who warned her comments did not comply with her obligations as a board member.

Ms Poulain talks to Corin Dann.