Paediatric registrar warned doctors baby Elijah needed urgent meds

Helen Doyle, now an anatomical pathologist, said the experience drove her to quit clinical medicine.

Medical staff who treated Elijah at two hospitals gave conflicting evidence on Tuesday to the inquest at Parramatta Coroner's Court.

The three-month-old was on a family holiday on the NSW south coast when he developed bacterial meningitis.

It was seven hours from the time Elijah first visited Pambula Hospital on April 24, 2009, before potentially life-saving antibiotics were administered, the inquest heard.