Family of dying Qld toddler denied chance to spend final moments at home

Queensland’s harsh border rules are back in the spotlight, after the family of a sick toddler were denied the chance to let him spend his final days at home.

The three-year-old passed away in a Melbourne Hospital over the weekend, where he was receiving specialist treatment for a serious auto-immune disease.

His family had requested to return home with him to Brisbane, so he could spend his final days as comfortable as possible.


But despite applying for an exemption, there was no response from Queensland Health.

His parents are currently undergoing hotel quarantine before they can grieve with their family.

They posted the following message on Facebook.

“It is with deepest sorrow and fractured hearts that we tell you of Thomas’s passing this evening.”

“He passed peacefully in the arms of his parents. Despite our best efforts we were unable to get him home to Queensland.

“No response from Qld was received in time. We understood the potential conditions were very distressing and would have separated our family during transport.

“We would then be forced to quarantine in the room he would have passed in as he was unlikely to survive 14 days quarantine.

“We chose to do what our son needed most, which was to be with his parents in a peaceful environment to the end. We were able to do that for him.”

“Sadly, we now have a choice between 14-day hotel quarantine, or wait 14 days south of the border to get back to Queensland, via NSW,” they said.

“We wished we could be surrounded by family during this time but this is the hand we have been dealt,” the Facebook post reads.

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Unfortunately the honest ones are the ones suffering.
There are thousands who are now in QLD who have lied on their applications and got away with it.
Same deal with the drive through border checks, its luck of the draw if you get checked or just waved through.
Time for the stupid premier to open up and stop pretending to be our hero!!!

No way ….. she knows what she is doing. So far she has done well. Stupid are people like you who doubt her.

Do a random check of popular Schoolies hotels and you will find many who are from Sydney metro and have falsified their border passes.

Its disgusting, really feel for this family.

Wow new level of evil. And just think how these people will feel if the border restrictions are lifted in a couple of weeks! There is one active case in Victoria you politicians need to be held accountable for the devastating effect you are having on people’s lives. Shame on you !

What is disgusting is this pathetic attempt at “journalism”.
The family had sold their Qld home and had relocated to Vic permanently, so as to access care for their son. It’s bloody tragic, regardless, but to frame this as a political issue is beyond the pale. Fly well with the angels kiddo, and f*** the Murdoch press with rusty saws, sideways.

Another lefty who probably voted twice for Annie!