Parked up on the side of the road,
desperate for help. Daniel Parsons calls triple zero. Bree Van Dyke’s the triple zero operator from St John who took the call. This isn’t her first roadside birth. It’s Bree’s job to keep everyone calm. Eventually, little Layla arrives. Three weeks later this special moment. It’s nice to meet you, I’m Bree.
Nice to meet you too! How are we?
Good how are you? Hi! Hello how are you going?
Nice to see you. This is little Layla that you helped deliver. Hi! You’re so little! Bree stayed on the line with Kellie and
Daniel for 17 minutes after Layla was born. She didn’t hang up until the
ambulance had arrived It was just really invaluable.
Yeah to have that support there. These are really special moments and you know it makes you feel really proud to have such a great team working in our State Operations Centre. This is how it played out. Daniel was driving after Kelly went into labour but they only made it 5 minutes down the road from their Byford home before they had to get out of peak hour traffic and pull into a side road.
Kelli was here in the front on the passenger side, the baby was on its way
but she wasn’t able to put her seat back that’s because there was a baby seat
here but luckily there was a woman walking past who helped remove it.
She sent her kids running home to get towels. Layla was born at 10 past 5 in the afternoon.
They ended up at Armadale Hospital eventually but were home around 10 that same night. Happy, healthy and above all grateful
with an incredible story to tell. Layla! Layla.
Do you love her? Yeah! Jordan Cutts, 7 News.