Nevaeh Austin, a one-year-old baby girl from Queensland, is on her way home after being left for six hours in a van outside a childcare center.
Nevaeh was left in the vehicle while it was hot outside at Le Smileys Early Learning Centre at Gracemere, near Rockhampton on Wednesday.
The three-year-old was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, where she was admitted in a critical condition.
She stabilized before being released on Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The young girl and her family are returning home and anticipate a complete recovery.
When the mini-van was parked at the centre’s entrance on arrival, Nevaeh was the only passenger, and yet the two workers “forgot” her in the car.
As temperatures climbed to nearly 30C, Nevaeh stayed inside the van strapped, before being discovered as staff prepared for the after-school pick-up.
The police are still investigating the matter, as is the Department of Education. No charges have been laid yet.