Patti Newton arrives at Melbourne hospital where husband Bert, 82, is recovering after leg amputation… amid lockdown restrictions banning almost all hospital visits
Her husband Bert Newtown, 82, is recovering at Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital after a life-saving operation that saw his leg amputated last month.
And on Saturday, the wife of TV icon Patti, 76, was seen arriving outside the hospital and riding her scooter to the front door of the facility – amid Victoria’s strict Covid lockdown rules that prevented nearly all hospital visits.
A representative from Epworth Hospital told Daily Mail Australia that the facility had almost exclusively stopped admitting visitors.
Drop in? Patti Newton, 76, (pictured) was seen Saturday at Epworth Hospital in Victoria. Her husband Bert, 82, is currently recovering in hospital after undergoing a life-saving leg amputation last month
They said exceptions were only allowed “in very rare circumstances, mainly” [for] palliative patients and maternity.’
Patti was not pictured entering the building and would have simply been to the hospital to drop off something at the front door.
Daily Mail Australia has asked Patti and Bert for comment.
Spotted: She was seen arriving outside the hospital and riding her scooter to the facility’s front door – amid Victoria’s strict Covid lockdown rules which prevented nearly all hospital visits
Regulations: A representative from Epworth Hospital told Daily Mail Australia that the facility does not currently allow visitors. They said exceptions were only allowed “in very rare circumstances, mainly” [for] palliative patients and maternity care’
The singer and stage performer looked chic for the visit, donning a brown fur coat over jeans and a blouse.
On her left foot she wore a light brown leather boot and several handbags. Her right foot was dressed in a moon boat.
The platinum blonde entertainer wisely donned a face mask before her arrival at the medical facility.
The look: The singer and stage performer looked chic for the visit, donning a brown fur coat over jeans and blouse
Masked: The Platinum Blonde Entertainer Wisely Covered Up A Face Mask Before Her Arrival At The Medical Facility
Good heels: on her left foot she wore light brown leather boots and carried several handbags
It comes after Patti shared Bert’s first photo since his leg was amputated last week.
In the photo, Bert put on a brave face as he laughed next to his granddaughter Lola, who had come to visit him.
The Gold Logie winner was pictured sitting on a chair next to his hospital bed, with his amputated right leg covered in a blanket.
‘I wanted to show you that Bert is doing well’: Patti shared the first photo of her husband Bert since his leg was amputated last week
“Just wanted to show you that Bert is fine, still flirting with the nurses and laughing,” Patti wrote in the caption.
“Spending time with his sweet Lola. And one day at a time. A long journey but he is blessed with so much love ❤️.’
Bert’s toe became infected before Christmas and he was in excruciating pain before doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee on Saturday, May 8, during life-saving surgery.
Health concerns: Bert Newton’s health was a ‘huge concern’ for his family in the weeks before his leg was amputated earlier this month to save his life