The woman and her two small children had been living in their car for days when a social worker noticed she looked short on sleep.
Their home near Casino was a good 90-minute drive from the Gold Coast hospital where her husband was being treated after suffering a major heart attack and his condition was critical.
When night came, the three of them crept back to their car to sleep.
“People are really proud and they don’t announce that they’re sleeping in the car,” said Caroline Meehan, who runs a charity to help country people find accommodation near city hospitals.
Read more of our Sydney Morning Herald feature here: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/costs-force-country-patients-to-sleep-in-carparks-to-be-near-hospitals-20150807-giuf3i#ixzz3qyboAUZU
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