A six-year-old boy with flu has died after being despatched dwelling from hospital final week.
The little one died on Friday, August 11, only a few days after visiting Riverland General Hospital in Berri, South Australia.
It is known that the household was instructed that the six-year-old, who had had the flu for per week, was deemed wholesome sufficient to be discharged and despatched dwelling.
The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network has offered all affected person information to the coroner.
The little one died on Friday, August 11, only a few days after visiting Riverland General Hospital in Berri, South Australia (pictured)
“This is a tragic loss to the family and community, and we extend our deepest condolences to the child’s family,” a spokesman stated.
“We have conducted an initial assessment of the care provided and are confident that appropriate diagnostic and medical care has been provided in accordance with best practice.”
South Australian Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas stated the incident was “heartbreaking”.
“However it happened, it’s heartbreaking and it almost always gets a thorough investigation and that’s what I expect in this case,” Mr Malinauskas stated.
The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network stated the hospital has “highly trained” employees certified to offer 24/7 emergency care to the neighborhood.
“Riverland General Hospital’s emergency department is staffed by highly trained physicians, including emergency room physicians and rural generalists, who are highly skilled and qualified to care for a wide variety of acute presentations, including children,” a spokesperson stated.
The South Australian coroner has launched an investigation into the loss of life of the six-year-old boy.