Parents of a 10-month-old baby who died in a care home have warned of “severe consequences” if the baby dies, including the child being killed.
The baby’s father was on his way home from a night out with his family when he died, police have confirmed.
The child, who has not been named, was being cared for by a family in an assisted living home in Ballarat when he went into cardiac arrest on Friday.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said there was “no indication” the baby died as a result of the incident.
“This is a tragic case involving an infant who died as the result of a tragic incident, and we are appealing to the public to seek medical advice,” the spokesperson said.
The police spokesperson said a number of other children in the home had also gone into cardiac arrests.
“There is no indication this infant died as such,” the spokesman said.
Queensland Health said it had not received any reports of the child dying as a direct result of its care.
“Queenslanders are urged to continue to seek help if they suspect they are at risk of cardiac arrest,” it said in a statement.
The Queensland Health Service has not responded to a request for comment from the ABC.
Parents of the baby said the family’s caring staff had not been properly trained.
“We are so upset, we are really worried for this little boy and his family,” one of the parents said.
“I don’t know how they could have got away with this.”
The ABC has spoken to the family of the 10-week-old boy.
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