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Bed Shortage Sends Triplets To 3 Hospitals

When Amee German gave birth to triplets, she probably had no idea that she would have to travel 140-miles round trip to visit them.

A lack of beds is the reason why the newborns had to be placed in three different hospitals.

When the triplets were born at 32 weeks, there was only one bed available in the special care unit at the Rosie Maternity Unit in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

A spokesman for Addenbrooke’s said: “It is disappointing to have to split babies up but we must balance the clinical needs of all babies who may need our specialist care.

“After birth the parents were updated regularly and, with their agreement, two of the babies were moved to neo-natal network hospitals.

“We are very sympathetic to the family and appreciate the anxiety that this situation has caused them.

“We are delighted that the triplets are doing well and we hope that they will be soon be re-united in one hospital.”

Last year, the identical quads born to Alberta parents in Great Falls Montana were separated by the border when two babies were sent to Canada leaving mom and the remaining two babies in the US. Related Articles:



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