Parents claim Westmead Private discriminated against them

Like all parents-to-be, Kate and Anthony Hinton carefully planned for the arrival of their baby, choosing the hospital they believed would be best for the delivery.

The couple were stunned when staff at Westmead Private Hospital refused to provide a professional interpreter for Mr Hinton, who is deaf.

After failing to reach a solution with the hospital, the couple switched to the public Westmead Hospital three-quarters of the way through the pregnancy, a stressful situation they say no other couple should have to endure.

Now the parents of six-month-old Abigail are planning to launch legal action against Westmead Private, owned by Ramsay Health Care, on the basis of unlawful discrimination…

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