Dominic Perrottet defends call to the Health Minister that sparked an ambulance ... trends now
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has denied that his family received special treatment when he called Health Minister Brad Hazzard because his wife Helen was suffering a medical emergency.
Mr Perrottet was quizzed over why he called Mr Hazzard over an ambulance to help his wife by Sky News Australia journalist Sharri Markson on Tuesday night and held a fiery press conference on Wednesday morning.
The premier said that he called the health minister for 'advice' as the two are 'very close' and regularly 'speak about a whole range of issues in relation to matters such as that'.
When asked if Mr Hazzard or NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan had arranged an ambulance, Mr Perrottet said he was 'not sure' who made the call.
He said he called Mr Hazzard, who happened to be in a meeting with Mr Morgan at the time. Both advised him to go 'straight home' and