Still no cause of death as funeral held for Emma's baby

Gladstone woman Emma Green and her partner Eldean Blake.
Gladstone woman Emma Green and her partner Eldean Blake. Facebook

ELDEAN Blake had hoped his first-born son would grow up to be a Cowboys fan, just like his dad.

He never imagined he'd be hanging Cowboys colours on his son's tiny coffin.

Eldean and his partner Emma will farewell their precious baby at a funeral service in Gladstone on Friday.

Emma Green, 26, lost her full-term baby boy, Waylon Blake, after repeatedly seeking attention at Rockhampton Hospital earlier this month.

Four separate investigations are now under way into the tragedy.

Family spokesperson Sue Bishop said the funeral would provide little closure for the family.

"That will only come when we get to the bottom of what happened," Ms Bishop said.

"We still don't have a cause of death."

"Early pathology records are starting to come in but it will still take some time."

Ms Bishop said her niece Emma had taken part in several interviews as investigations into baby Waylon's death continued.

"She's done a full interview with the Health Quality and Complaints Commission and she spoke to the doctor appointed by the Health Minister to head up the internal investigation yesterday," Ms Bishop said.

"Emma's been repeating the facts over and over so it's becoming a bit easier for her to talk about it.

"Emma's a strong girl but there's been good moments and bad."

Ms Bishop said a large number of family and friends had travelled to attend the funeral which will be held this morning at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

"They have lot of support, but they won't be staying in Gladstone for long," she said.

"There are too many bad memories here."

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