Teenager turned away from NSW hospital three times before dying of a severe infection

Teenager turned away from NSW hospital three times before dying of a severe infection

The Guardian

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A doctor who later saw Alex Braes said the 18-year-old was ‘the sickest patient he’d ever seen at Broken Hill’ hospital

A teenager dying of a severe infection and blood poisoning went to a New South Wales country hospital four times in 32 hours before his blood pressure and other basic readings were recorded, a coroner has heard.

Alex Braes, 18, died at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred hospital in the early hours of 22 September 2017 after arriving by plane from his hometown of Broken Hill.

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