Distraught gran looks to Bridgett’s legacy

Happy times: This picture of Janet Thomas and Bridgett appeared in Sunraysia Daily in 2013. After months of hard work, Bridgett was drinking her formula and had her nasogastric tube removed for the first time.

Happy times: This picture of Janet Thomas and Bridgett appeared in Sunraysia Daily in 2013. After months of hard work, Bridgett was drinking her formula and had her nasogastric tube removed for the first time.

THE step-grandmother and guardian of a Curlwaa toddler who died just hours after she was discharged from Mildura Base Hospital says she still feels guilt-ridden over the child’s death.

Janet Thomas says she wishes she could erase the few hours she spent sleeping before finding 19-month-old Bridgett Currah dead in her cot on the morning of May 22, 2013.

However, Ms Thomas said she felt some vindication over a coroner’s finding this week that the toddler should have remained in professional care when Bridgett was presented to Mildura Base Hospital the day before she died.

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