13 July 2005

'...If I leave now I might catch the end of NZ Idol'

Woman Leaves Hopsital 12 Minutes After Birth

A woman left Southland Hospital last month just 12 minutes after giving birth.

The quick exit left some midwives surprised, but Southland Hospital's chief executive, Dr Gershu Paul, says the woman was completely within her rights to leave.

He says she was in the hospital for about 45 minutes under the guidance of a Lead Maternity Carer and after a smooth delivery was able to go home.

NewsRoom.co.nz Agency Story at 2:03 PM, 13 Jul 2005

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