“Victorian MP urges the NSW Government to show more compassion for terminally ill at border”
Our son Martin did sent us a link to this article. So this is the border between Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Our son lives in rural Victoria, and Peter and I live some 800 km away in the Illawarra of NSW. Peter has been diagnosed with terminally bladder cancer and a very vulnerable heart. For how long is that going to last that our retired son Martin is not allowed to visit us for just a few days? It is very frustrating that we have to wait for ‘final days’ (or the funeral) to have our son visiting again for a few days! I am close to 86 and my husband Peter is 85. Our two daughters live in NSW and both have full time jobs and work from home.
By Amber Jacobs
The Key points to this article are as follows:
- Exemptions are given for people attending a funeral or if a family member is in their final days
- No exemption is given for people who need to provide care for a terminally ill person
- Families are calling for permission to cross the Victoria-NSW border to care for sick family members
In this article you can find several examples how this border crossing is affecting families with terminally ill people that need caring!