A Queensland family has been left heartbroken after their three-year-old boy died in a Melbourne hospital following desperate attempts to get him home failed.
A Queensland family has been left heartbroken and isolated after their three-year-old boy died in a Melbourne hospital following desperate attempts to get him home failed.

After a long battle with the rare Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Thomas died on Saturday in the arms of his parents Leah and Morgan Collins.

The family temporarily moved to Victoria just before the pandemic was declared so their son could receive treatment at the Royal Children's' Hospital that was not available in Queensland.

After undergoing brain surgery earlier this month, it became clear the little boy would not survive and the Collins family was given clearance from their doctors to take him home for his final days.

Thomas Collins, 3, died in the Royal Childrens Hospital in Victoria.

Thomas and his dad had a very special bond. Picture: Alex Coppel

But Mrs Collins said the Queensland Government had been "twiddling its thumbs" and failed to act in time.

She told the Herald Sun they were eventually offered to do 14 days quarantine in Queensland with impossible provisions, including potentially being stuck in a room where their son would die.

"I'd think as Queensland residents we'd be able to go back in but the exception we were given meant that if he passed away we would have had to spend a remainder of the two weeks in that room," Mrs Collins said.

"Queensland Health really just didn't come to the…
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