Family of youngest Queenslander to die with COVID-19 lodges formal complaint about treatment at Redcliffe Hospital – ABC News
By state political reporter Kate McKenna and Janelle Miles
A young Queensland man with a disability has died with COVID-19 at home, leaving his devoted family with serious questions about why he was discharged from a hospital emergency department just hours earlier.
- At 28, Lachlan Moore is the youngest person in Queensland recorded to have died with COVID-19
- Paramedics took Lachlan to Redcliffe Hospital, where he was handed over as a possible COVID-19 case
- Lachlan was sent home from hospital with a prescription for antibiotics, after spending about five hours there
Lachlan Moore, who was born with the neurodevelopmental condition Angelman syndrome, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, was found dead in bed earlier this month, hours after being sent home from the Redcliffe Hospital, north of Brisbane.
A coroner found he died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage, or brain bleed, as a result of his medical conditions, but Lachie’s grieving father, Ron Moore, said: “COVID was the sail that drove it.”
Lachie is the youngest person in Queensland to have died with COVID-19. Fifty-two deaths have been recorded so far and one in five of those people have been found dead at home…
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