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NSW Ambulance disputes MP's claims of 52-minute wait to reach Newcastle mum Hanna Scigala

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated February 15 2022 - 1:49pm, first published 8:00am
ALLERGIC REACTION: Hanna Scigala with her children, Madden, 12, Leo, 9, and Peyton, 3.

NSW Ambulance has rejected claims in Parliament that paramedics took 52 minutes to reach a Newcastle mother who went into anaphylactic shock at home and died three days later.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.