Hospital Refuses To Discharge Badly Burnt Toddler To Prevent Her Return To Nauru

13/02/2016 9:17 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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A Brisbane hospital is refusing to discharge a baby that has been recovering from bad burns, in an attempt to prevent the government from returning her to Nauru.

In a statement provided to The Sydney Morning Herald, a spokesperson from Lady Cilento Children's Hospital said it was treating a 12-month-old girl from Nauru who "will only be discharged once a suitable home environment is identified."

"All decisions relating to a patient's treatment and discharge are made by qualified clinical staff, based on a thorough assessment of the individual patient's clinical condition and circumstances, and with the goal of delivering the best outcome," the spokesperson said.

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