Monday 8 August 2022 07:07 AM Pregnant mother dies in Victorian hospital: Annie Moylan Holmesglen Private trends now

Monday 8 August 2022 07:07 AM Pregnant mother dies in Victorian hospital: Annie Moylan Holmesglen Private trends now
Monday 8 August 2022 07:07 AM Pregnant mother dies in Victorian hospital: Annie Moylan Holmesglen Private trends now

Monday 8 August 2022 07:07 AM Pregnant mother dies in Victorian hospital: Annie Moylan Holmesglen Private trends now

The shattered parents of a young mother pregnant with her second child had spoken of their pain after she died when a severe infection went undiagnosed and untreated over several hours in a hospital.

Annie Moylan, 37, was 18 weeks pregnant and otherwise fit and healthy when she developed a fever and was admitted to a Melbourne hospital in 2017.

But her parents Marg and Brian Moylan say a series of blunders by the first hospital, Holmesglen Private, the second hospital, St Vincent's, and the private pathology laboratory resulted in her not being given life-saving antibiotic therapy until it was too late.

When the 'bright and successful' lawyer fell ill, she went to Holmesglen Private after representatives from its owner, Healthscope, assured her then-practising GP father that the brand new facility was state-of-the-art.

When Ms Moylan was admitted, she was hooked up to an intravenous fluids drip and  her condition briefly improved.

But when she started to have abdominal pain, and health staff became concerned she could miscarry, a critical problem emerged - there was no obstetrician at the facility.

Brian and Marg Moylan (pictured) say more could have been done to save their daughter

Brian and Marg Moylan (pictured) say more could have been done to save their daughter

'They weren't equipped to deal with a pregnancy complication. It is very, very difficult,' Brian told 60 Minutes in a segment airing on Sunday.

Annie with a high fever an in pain had developed sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to infection. 

'A 37-year-old woman with no underlying health problems would have an excellent chance of survival if they were treated with antibiotics and other supportive care,' sepsis expert Professor Simon Finfer told the program.

But the sepsis went undiagnosed and unable to properly treat

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