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Patti Newton visits husband Bert, 82, in Melbourne Hospital despite lockdown restrictions

Patti Newton arrives at the Melbourne hospital where husband Bert, 82, is recovering following leg amputation… amid lockdown restrictions banning almost all hospital visits

Her husband Bert Newtown, 82, has been recovering at Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital after undergoing a life-saving operation in which his leg was amputated last month. 

And on Saturday, the TV icon’s wife Patti , 76, was seen arriving outside the hospital and making her way to the facility’s front door’s on her mobility scooter – amid Victoria’s strict Covid lockdown rules preventing almost all hospital visits.  

A representative from Epworth Hospital told Daily Mail Australia the facility had almost exclusively stopped allowing visitors.

Dropping in? Patti Newton, 76, (pictured) was seen arriving outside the Epworth Hospital in Victoria on Saturday. Her husband Bert, 82, is currently recovering in the hospital after undergoing a life-saving leg amputation last month  

They said that exceptions were granted only ‘in very rare circumstances, mainly [for] palliative patients and maternity.’  

Patti was not pictured entering the building, and could have simply been visiting the hospital to drop something off at the front door. 

Patti and Bert’s reps told Daily Mail Australia that Patti ‘received a special exemption via the hospital for many reasons.’

Spotted: She was  seen arriving outside the hospital and making her way to the facility's front door's on her mobility scooter - amid Victoria's strict Covid lockdown rules preventing almost all hospital visits

Spotted: She was  seen arriving outside the hospital and making her way to the facility’s front door’s on her mobility scooter – amid Victoria’s strict Covid lockdown rules preventing almost all hospital visits 

Regulations: A representative from Epworth Hospital told Daily Mail Australia the facility was not currently allowing visitors. They said that exceptions were granted only 'in very rare circumstances, mainly [for] palliative patients and maternity'

Regulations: A representative from Epworth Hospital told Daily Mail Australia the facility was not currently allowing visitors. They said that exceptions were granted only ‘in very rare circumstances, mainly [for] palliative patients and maternity’ 

The singer and stage performer looked chic for the visit, slipping a brown fur coat on over blue jeans and blouse.

On her left foot she wore a tan leather boot and carried multiple handbags. Her right foot was clad in a moon boot.

The platinum blonde entertainer wisely covered up in a face mask for her arrival at the medical facility. 

The look: The singer and stage performer looked chic for the visit, slipping a brown fur coat on over blue jeans and blouse

The look: The singer and stage performer looked chic for the visit, slipping a brown fur coat on over blue jeans and blouse

Masked up: The platinum blonde entertainer wisely covered up in a face mask for her arrival at the medical facility

Masked up: The platinum blonde entertainer wisely covered up in a face mask for her arrival at the medical facility

Well-heeled: On her left foot she wore a tan leather boot and carried multiple handbags

Patti wore a moon boot on her right foot

Well-heeled: On her left foot she wore tan leather boots and carried multiple handbags

It comes after Patti shared the first photo of Bert since his leg was amputated last week. 

In the photo, Bert put on a brave face as he smiled alongside 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 by a blanket. 

'I wanted to show you Bert’s doing okay': Last week, Patti shared the first photo of her husband Bert since his leg was amputated

‘I wanted to show you Bert’s doing okay’: Last week, Patti shared the first photo of her husband Bert since his leg was amputated 

‘I wanted to show you Bert’s doing okay, still flirting with the nurses and having a laugh,’ Patti wrote in the caption.

‘Spending time with his darling Lola. And taking a day at a time. A long journey but he’s blessed with so much love ❤️.’

Bert’s toe became infected before Christmas and he was experiencing unbearable pain before doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee on Saturday, May 8, in a life-saving operation.

Health struggles: Bert Newton's health had been a 'huge worry' for his family in the weeks before his leg was amputated earlier this month to save his life

Health struggles: Bert Newton’s health had been a ‘huge worry’ for his family in the weeks before his leg was amputated earlier this month to save his life 

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