"Treatment received by my disabled daughter (Mackay & Mater ICU)"

About: Mackay Base Hospital / Intensive Care Unit Mater Adult Hospital / Intensive Care Unit

(as a parent/guardian),

I have recently posted a comprehensive story about my disabled daughter and her near demise as a result of her being admitted to an adult medical ward, even though she only weighed 20kg. I believe this was a result of QLD Health policy, which in my understanding states that utilising a paediatric service is determined solely by a patients age, with their weight not being a consideration.

I would be remiss if I did not give huge kudos to the director of ICU at Mackay Base Hospital - Mahesh - who I thought went way beyond the call of duty to keep my daughter alive and to fight against all obstacles to find her a place in a Brisbane ICU. An amazing effort and one we will be forever grateful for. To me it seemed that everyone else had decided she was going to die. The nursing staff in the ICU were also angels! My daughter is now doing well.

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