Brain cancer patient is refused hotel quarantine exemption in Queensland after life-saving surgery in Queensland.
By Craig Kelly
To knowingly compromise the recovery of a person that has just under-gone life-saving brain surgery is crime against humanity – and to do it for political reasons is the lowest of the low.
How anyone could vote for this callous and cold-hearted women Palaszczuk after this is beyond me.
She shamed every Queenslander and shames every Australian.
A brain cancer patient has been refused an exemption from hotel quarantine in Queensland after undergoing life-saving surgery.
Gary Ralph, 71, had radical brain surgery in Sydney last week and arrived home in Brisbane with his wife Wendy Child on Tuesday.
The couple hoped to quarantine at home because of Mr Ralph’s condition but instead, they were forced into a hotel, despite having been no community transmission of coronavirus in Sydney for 11 days.
‘’It is life and death, it’s not a joke, it’s not a person wanting to play football in another state, which apparently that’s okay,’ Ms Child told A Current Affair.
She slammed Queensland’s border exemptions for athletes and movie stars, such as Tom Hanks, who has been permitted to avoid the mandatory hotel quarantine.
‘Apparently, there are exemptions available but not for us. Apparently we don’t qualify, we haven’t been told why we don’t qualify yet,’ Ms Child explained.
Ms Child said there was ‘no justification’ for the couple to be denied an exemption as Sydney has gone 11 days without community transmitted coronavirus.
Mr Ralph’s condition has been deteriorating and his brain tumour was so aggressive that doctors in Brisbane told the couple it was inoperable.
Renowned surgeon Dr Charlie Teo agreed to operate on Mr Ralph in Sydney but made a shocking discovery.
The surgery uncovered multiple tumours on Mr Ralph’s brain and required a radical procedure that took away his ability to speak.
Mr Ralph can no longer form words or hold a pen and communicates by writing letters on his wife’s hand.
Dr Teo wrote a letter of support for the couple to enter Queensland and said Mr Ralph’s need for home quarantine was ‘imperative’.
He explained they ‘absolutely cannot sit in a hotel room for two weeks’ and Mr Ralph’s prognosis would be better the earlier he started chemotherapy.
Queensland Health will allow Mr Ralph to leave the hotel to attend his chemotherapy appointments, but he must travel by taxi or Uber, in the back seat with the windows down, and must wear a mask while doing so.
Ms Child called on the Queensland government to ‘show compassion’ and treat the couple ‘like decent human beings’.
‘We want to be back in our own home, where we don’t have the added stress of everything the government is putting in our way, just to fight for my husband’s life.’