Qld’s mother mourns the hotel’s quarantine alone after mourning the loss of her son in a car accident
A sad mother mourning the tragic loss of her son who is alone in a hotel quarantine has described the ordeal as inhumane after she was cruelly denied an exemption from home isolation by Queensland authorities.
Deborah K Bates recently traveled from the Gold Coast to Sydney to attend the funeral of her 20-year-old son who died in a devastating three-car accident in Sydney’s M5 tunnel on 21 August.
After attending his funeral, she returned to the hotel to find that her application for an exemption on compassionate grounds to skip the mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine to isolate herself at home was denied.
She is one of dozens of residents who have been denied exemption on compassionate and medical grounds by health authorities granted to American actor Tom Hanks, the host of The Masked Singer Australia, Danni Minogue, and other celebrities.
The rejection “ absolutely floored ” Mrs. Bates, who returned to the Gold Coast the next day and remains in solitary confinement in hotel quarantine until September 18.
While enjoying the breathtaking view of the Surfers Paradise skyline from her hotel room and praising the ‘wonderful’ staff, Ms. Bates says she’s struggling.
Deborah K Bates takes comfort in the view from her hotel room as she mourns the loss of her son who was killed in a crash in Sydney last month. Her application for self-isolation at home was rejected
“Coming in after I buried my son and doing the right thing by applying for an exemption so that I could quarantine at home added a new dimension of pain and suffering,” Ms. Bates told Daily Mail Australia.
“Being able to quarantine at home in a familiar environment would be more appropriate for my mental and emotional well-being in my opinion.
So when I say that hotel quarantine for vulnerable people, those who have health problems, are grieving, have suffered a loss … for those who seek exemption on compassionate grounds, compassion must be applied.
In addition to the heartbreaking loss of her son, her daughter chose not to travel to Sydney for her brother’s funeral after she, too, was denied an exemption from quarantine upon her return.
Mrs. Bates described the ordeal in a hotel quarantine as inhumane.
“Hotel quarantine for compassionate people is a severe blow, especially to the back of celebrities who can dictate their quarantine preferences,” she said.
“Not to mention the fee we have to pay.”
While Ms Bates and others have been denied hotel quarantine exemption, Annastacia Palaszczuk allowed 400 players and officials to cross the border
About 400 AFL players and officials flew to Queensland from coronavirus-drenched Victoria a week ago after getting permission to evade state incarceration.
They are allowed to enjoy the hotel amenities at their quarantine point, a luxury that is not given to everyone in the mandatory quarantine.
The vision of WAGS and officials enjoying the pool and bar facilities is a world away from the experience of other travelers who fought desperately to enter Queensland.
Ms. Bates made a desperate appeal to Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk regarding hotel quarantine exemptions.
“I would like to think that every request for exemption was examined, on a personal and individual basis,” Ms. Bates told Daily Mail Australia.
I would ask why it is and how it is possible that Tom Hanks, Dannii Minogue and others are allowed to dictate their quarantine needs when the prime minister’s own constituents, the people she claims to care for and protect, are. not granted the same privilege.
Playing the harp on the balcony of her hotel helps Ms. Bates get through the hotel quarantine
I would say to Anastasia that we who are seeking exemptions are people who are already crippled, in pain and suffering as a result of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
Please hear our voice, please hear our pain. Honor us and our needs in the same way you have Tom Hanks, Dannii Minogue, etc. Remove the inequality. Take away the pain. ‘
Although she was too sad to speak openly about the loss of her son, Mrs. Bates said he was loved and admired.
He was a highly skilled baker and the boutique bakery where he worked in Sydney has a cake named in his honor to honor him. That was the love for him, ‘she said,
On Saturday, Ms. Bates shared insight into her grief over the death of her son while she was in quarantine.
“Every day is a new rollercoaster ride of sadness, loneliness and despair,” she wrote on Facebook.
Sometimes the heartbreak is so great that I can’t help but surrender to total indolence. I let grief wrap its spiky fingers around my brokenness.
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks (pictured with wife Rita Wilson) was allowed to skip hotel quarantine when he arrived on the Gold Coast last Tuesday
Because it can’t break me anymore. And I don’t have enough emotional energy to spend … to fight it off … ‘
Please don’t understand my words as a slant against anything, anyone – I’m not a political person, I don’t protest,
‘I am just a person plagued not only by unimaginable grief and isolation, but also one who feels the pain and suffering of my fellow human beings – in need, seeking to be heard, to be met with their compassionate needs, heartache recognized .
Queensland’s frontier madness: the heartbroken families
Brisbane-based Mark Keans was diagnosed with inoperable brain and lung cancer at the end of July and doctors believe he won’t make it to Christmas.
Health authorities had initially said that only one of Mr. Keans’s four children in Sydney – all under the age of 13 – could cross the border to see him again.
Queensland Health initially did not respond to multiple requests for exemption from the truck driver’s family, but later told them they could drive into the state and pay for the two-week quarantine at a Brisbane hotel.
A fundraising page to pay for their quarantine raised more than $ 200,000, including a $ 1,000 donation from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Mr. Keans pictured with his children (LR) Noah 13, Caitlyn 11, Caleb 11 and Isaac, 7
Kimberley Brown and her husband Scott, from Ballina, northern New South Wales, were told on August 12 that their unborn twins had developed twin transfusion syndrome.
Ms. Brown needed urgent surgery, but despite being just two hours from Mater Hospital in Queensland, doctors told her to apply for a border waiver, which took too long.
She was flown 750 km to Sydney, but lost one of her twins.
It came ten days after Prime Minister Palaszczuk declared that Queensland hospitals are “for our people.”
Kimberley Brown and her husband Scott, from Ballina, north NSW, found out they had lost their unborn baby after being forced to travel 750 km due to Queensland border restrictions
Jayne Brown, 60, spent two weeks in a tiny Brisbane hotel room after her recent return from Sydney, where famed neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo removed two large tumors in her brain.
The grandmother of seven filed for a hotel quarantine exemption to isolate herself at home on the Sunshine Coast, but was turned down twice.
She destroyed Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk, who sent 400 AFL players and officials from coronavirus-riddled Victoria into the state and quarantined it in a luxury hotel.
Jayne Brown described the decision to admit 400 AFL officers to Queensland as astonishing
Sarah Caisip, who lives in coronavirus-free Canberra, filed for a waiver last month to visit her ailing father Bernard Prendergast in Brisbane – but it took 20 days to get approval and he died of liver cancer two days before her flight.
The young nurse was not allowed to attend her father’s funeral on Thursday, as officials believed she was at risk of Covid-19, even though the ACT has had no cases for 60 days.
Mrs. Caisip was only given a private viewing of her father’s body, surrounded by guards, and forbidden to see her crushed mother and 11-year-old sister.
Sarah Caisip was only given a private viewing of her father’s body, surrounded by guards