Mum shocked to discover babies tied up in maternity ward


A mother was shocked when she turned up to visit her sick babies in hospital to find the nurse had tied one of them up in its crib and both of them were left with full nappies so she could go for a cup of coffee.

Ana Trescec, 39, says the bottoms and genitals of her five-month-old sons were red raw while their sleep suits were stained with urine and faeces.

When she tried to speak to their nurse at the hospital, in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb, she was told the woman was having a cup of coffee.

And when she finally managed to confront the nurse, she says she was told: “I can’t be expected to sit with them and change them every five minutes.”

A mother was shocked when she turned up to visit her sick babies in hospital to find the nurse had tied one of them up in its crib and both of them were left with full nappies. Source: CEN/Australscope
A mother was shocked when she turned up to visit her sick babies in hospital to find the nurse had tied one of them up in its crib and both of them were left with full nappies. Source: CEN/Australscope

Ana was disgusted when she found twins Fran and Filip lying in their hospital beds with soaking wet nappies.

“I was left breathless and deeply shocked,” she said. “Fran’s genitals were bright red and looked like wounds… I just said, ‘Jesus God, what is this?’

“I still cannot compose myself when I remember that scene.”

The twins had been admitted to a hospital for infectious diseases suffering from flu and rotavirus, a condition that causes diarrhoea and can develop into gastroenteritis.

A mother found her twin babies lying in hospital in wet and dirty nappies. Source: CEN/Australscope
A mother found her twin babies lying in hospital in wet and dirty nappies. Source: CEN/Australscope

The head of the clinic, Alemka Markotic, later apologised for the nurse’s answer, but insisted the babies had received appropriate care.

However, the Croatian Ministry of Health announced it would be carrying out an inspection of the hospital after photographs of the twins appeared in local media.

Ana, who also has a daughter who suffers from severe epilepsy, took the photos herself of the babies, which also sparked an angry reaction online.

-CEN/Australscope

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