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Queensland Chief Health Officer says NSW woman whose baby died could have crossed border, did not require exemption – ABC News

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer says a New South Wales woman, whose baby died after she travelled to Sydney for medical care due to border confusion, could have accessed treatment in Queensland without a travel exemption.

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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer says a northern New South Wales woman, whose unborn baby died after she flew to Sydney for treatment, would have been allowed into hospitals across the border in an emergency.
Key points:

  • The woman’s baby died after she waited 16 hours at Lismore Base Hospital to be flown to Sydney
  • Cases of medical emergency are not banned from crossing the Queensland border
  • The Chief Health Officer said the woman did not require an exemption

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