A four-year – old boy’s mother who sought treatment for a brain injury in Brisbane says she was advised he couldn’t go to the hospital any more.
According to 7News, Belinda Nott, a resident of Lismore, told Queensland Health that she could not continue to take her son Kobi for care at Brisbane Children’s Hospital, after Queensland had closed its border with residents of NSW.
Ms Nott said it was her best choice to fly to Melbourne, but that means driving more than 700 kilometres. The road to Brisbane is just about 200 kilometres away, which takes around two and a half hours to travel.
“It puts at risk the fact that he is having seizures now that are untreated,” she said.
However, in a statement, Queensland Health spokesperson said Belinda and Kobi “do not require an exemption but they must have a border pass and written support from their treating facility”.