Baby delivered ‘safe and dry’ at ambulance station during Cyclone Debbie

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@AnnastaciaMP: Best wishes to Billiana's proud parents – some good news in the midst of #CycloneDebbie & thank you to @QldAmbulance – exceptional work. As wind and rain from Cyclone Debbie unleashed havoc on the north Queensland coast, one family welcomed their new daughter into the world.Baby Billiana was born at 4:20am on Wednesday at the Whitsunday Ambulance Station at Cannonvale, near Airlie Beach.Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) tweeted the good news, confirming both mother and baby were “safe and dry”.QAS Director of Operations Dave Hartley said his crew got the call just after 4:00am that a woman was in labour in the Whitsunday area.”With all of the road closures and damage we couldn’t transport her to the hospital so we took her to the ambulance station where they delivered the baby girl,” he told the Courier Mail.”Everything is fine, it was a nice controlled delivery they are just waiting to assess things today to see if they can get her to hospital.”Queensland’s Minister for Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick, congratulated graduate paramedic Pamela for the successful delivery. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also tweeted her best wishes to the proud parents.”You know, out of all of this, to see a little miracle, I think brings a smile to a lot of faces and especially to all those people who have been working so hard overnight,” the Premier told a press conference. Photo:
Graduate paramedic Pamela holding the baby girl she delivered, (Twitter: @QldAmbulance)
“Amid the destruction of #CycloneDebbie the birth of #baby Billiana reminds us life is precious & by looking after each other, all will be okay,” he tweeted.
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Baby Billiana was born at 4:20am at the Whitsunday Ambulance Station.
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