New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet earlier today was forced to defend himself and said he was not aware it was the head of the state’s ambulance service who personally called for paramedics to attend to his wife at the time she was in “immense pain” at home and needed hospital treatment.
Mr Perrottet told reporters on Wednesday he was only informed that morning that NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan had made the request as the Premier faced a second day of questions on the state election campaign trail about the incident.
Englishheadline Australia host Sharri Markson revealed on Tuesday night how when his wife Helen needed medical assistance recently Mr Perrottet phoned Health Minister Brad Hazzard, with an ambulance sent to his Sydney home afterwards.
“I called her after that event to see how she was, she was crying, she couldn’t move, she was lying in bed, she almost blacked out going to the bathroom,” he said.
“I called Brad and I said I was organising a physio, I’m not sure should I get a physio, a GP or take her to hospital?”
Mr Perrottet said when he made the call to Mr Hazzard he was not aware the Health Minister was in a meeting with Mr Morgan and other medical professionals at that time.
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