Hospital Charges New Parents For Spending Time With Dying Newborn

Hospital Charges New Parents For Spending Time With Dying Newborn

One Australian couple always imagined they would be able to spend the rest of their lives with their son after giving birth to him, however, after giving birth in an emergency surgery at only 25 weeks along, the couple could only see their newborn when they visited the hospital.

Photo by Bob Barker

New parents Neil and Tanelle Johnson wanted to spend as much time as possible with their baby boy, who they named Joel, but because he was just over one pound at birth, the hospital became their second home as he would have to spend months in the NICU before he could be taken home.

Photo by Bob Barker

Like any other parents with babies in the NICU, Neil and Tanelle made trips to the hospital every single day, however, they quickly had to start limiting their time with their son after the hospital’s parking fees started adding up.

Photo by Bob Barker

Six weeks after birth, however, baby Joel passed away, and Neil and Tanelle were furious that they were forced to pay over $1000 to visit their son over that time, which kept them from spending as much time with their baby boy as they should have. And when Tanelle went to the hospital one last time to see her son before the funeral, the hospital charged her yet again. “I copped a $24 parking fee for that, to add insult to injury, to view my son’s body,” she said.

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[Featured image: Bob Barker]