New mother’s death preventable: coroner

New mother's death preventable: coroner - The Age, January 25, 2008
...The Siriwans decided to have their child in Melbourne rather than Thailand, where Ms Siriwan was a Thai Airways air hostess, to get the best possible care.
But after the natural birth of her daughter Nerissa, Mrs Siriwan bled heavily, and when her condition deteriorated, her obstetrician Maurice Lichter ordered her transfer to another hospital for a hysterectomy.
But this was delayed by about 20 minutes when Dr Lichter realised the Siriwans did not have private health insurance.
He switched the transfer to Monash Medical Centre, despite Mr Siriwan telling Dr Lichter he would pay for whatever treatment his wife needed, Ms Spanos said in her findings.
Despite having a hysterectomy once arriving at Monash Medical Centre, Mrs Siriwan died there at 2.15pm...
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