How hospital banned Mum from visiting toddler in intensive care over ‘disruptive behaviour’

A British mum was denied access to her critically ill son by the hospital for her disruptive behavior within its premises.

Laura Copestick was banned from being with her own son overnight after intimidating staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital despite the one year old being in a critical condition.

But she was heartbroken after being put on a ‘behaviour plan’ and told she would be not be allowed with her son from 7pm to 9am for a week, Birmingham Live reports.

Mum-of-four Laura told Birmingham Live : “It broke me to have to leave my son when he was so ill.

“What if he had woken up and needed his mum?

A letter sent to Laura, 27, from the hospital said it had a ‘duty to provide a safe and secure environment’ for patients, staff and visitors.

It claimed concerns had been raised about her behaviour, in particular ‘raising her voice and using abusive language’, ‘disrupting and distracting nurses’ and making staff feel ‘intimidated and uncomfortable’ at the bed space.

Miraculously Elliot pulled through and came off life support. He started to walk and talk again and was discharged in May 2019.

Elliot’s condition is complex and still has no formal diagnosis. Due to his brain damage and time on life support, he is unable to do things he could do when he first went into hospital.



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