A woman from Ballina now mourns the loss of one of her twins, after being refused admission for emergency treatment to Queensland.
Doctors in northern New South Wales hoped to send Kimberley to Brisbane hospital, with her early twin pregnancy needing urgent attention.
She then waited 16 hours to fly to a hospital in Sydney, after being informed that she could not get into Queensland.
Unfortunately, it’s just been revealed that one of her twins has passed away at 24 weeks.
This morning, Kim ‘s father Alan has told 4BC radio that the family has been devastated.
“Her sisters and brothers are in Queensland, and she’s in Sydney.
“They’re very, very, very upset, especially the ones in Queensland because they can’t come and see her.
“They’re very close,” Alan said.
Last week the Queensland Premier was asked about this particular rejection of the border, where she said she didn’t know all the specifics.
“People living in NSW they have NSW hospitals. In Queensland we have Queensland hospitals for our people,” the Premier had said.