A prison nurse who refused to perform first aid on an unresponsive newborn inside a women’s prison maintains she did her job by the book.
Prison nurse Georgina Melody, a New Zealand national who had been in Australia a little over a year when ‘Baby A’ died, had only taken up the night-shift position with Victoria’s Dame Phyliss Frost Centre six months before the tragedy.
On Tuesday, Ms Melody was provided a certificate of indemnity by Victorian Coroner John Olle after she objected to voluntarily fronting the inquest into Baby A’s tragic death on the grounds she could face disciplinary or civil action.
She continues to work as a registered nurse for Correct Care Australasia, which provides health services to more than 6,500 men, women, and young people in Victoria at all 13 of its public prisons.
Prison nurse Georgina Melody left CPR on a newborn baby to firefighters because she deemed it was already dead
Prison nurse Georgina Melody covers her face in…