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Unborn baby dies after mum refused entry

4 weeks ago 16

A NSW mother is grieving the loss of her unborn child after she was refused entry to to Queensland to receive emergency surgery.

The mum, who is based in Ballina, was forced to fly to Sydney to recieve emergency treatment for her unborn twins after not being granted an emergency exemption to seek treatment in Brisbane.

Allan Watt, the father of the woman, told The Courier Mail his daughter had to wait 16 hours before she could get a care flight to Sydney and then another “six or seven” hours before the emergency surgery.

“They found out yesterday and went for a scan and the baby was deceased,” Mr Watt told the publication.

“I’m not blaming the Health System in Queensland, the same thing could’ve happened if they could’ve gone to the Brisbane Hospital with what’s happened to them now, but the fact is it could have made a difference.”

The tragic news comes more than a week after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was criticised for for saying Queensland hospitals were “for our people only” after a question about the NSW woman being refused entry to Brisbane.

“People living in NSW they have NSW hospitals. In Queensland we have Queensland hospitals for our people,” she said.

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