Sumary of Angel Flight boss says Queensland the toughest state to deal with for returning children home:
- Angel Flight chief executive Marjorie Pagani said Queensland Health’s exemptions unit always responded with “no” to initial requests to fly into the state and had become the most “frustrating” to deal with nationwide.
- She said after each request Angel Flight lodged Covid-safe protocols to convince Queensland Health to agree to a transfer, unlike NSW where they had been no issues and very few with either Victoria and South Australia.
- “The first response from the exemption’s team is always ‘no’,” Ms Pagani said.
- Camera IconAngel Flight chief executive officer Marjorie Pagani said Queensland Health’s exemption unit was the most frustrating to deal with nationwide.
- Supplied Credit: News Corp Australia“Each one starts off with a negative response and that’s not only for children but includes the internationals who have come in to see dying mothers and fathers.
- ”Following the not-for-profit’s mercy flight last week to return three-year-old Memphis Francis, who had been stuck on his grandparents’ farm in rural NSW for eight weeks, to his parents Queensland home in Hervey Bay, there had been further requests for assistance, Ms Pagani said.