Baby from Wide Bay region dies waiting for bed: reports
QUEENSLAND Health Minister Cameron Dick has ordered an urgent investigation into reports a baby died while waiting for a bed at Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
Mr Dick has ordered the health ombudsmen to investigate the death of a 12-week-old boy from the Wide Bay region who had been scheduled for life-saving lung surgery at Lady Cilento.
Mr Dick said he had been told the baby died while being forced to wait for the operation, due to a bed shortage.
The hospital, which opened only 11 months ago, has already been the subject of two independent reviews.
Both found major problems, but nothing that caused long-term harm to patients.