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‘I’ve been told no visitors’: Woman desperate to see mother dying of brain cancer

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A Melbourne woman fears she won’t be able to see her mother who is dying of aggressive brain cancer due to a visitor ban implemented at her aged care facility.

A Melbourne woman fears she won't be able to see her mother who is dying of aggressive brain cancer due to a visitor ban implemented at her aged care facility.

Villa Maria Aged Care Facility is one of the aged care homes in Victoria which has restricted access to visitors, in a bid to prevent vulnerable and elderly residents from contracting the deadly coronavirus.

But daughter Satura Haire visits her mother every morning and remains desperate to see her, amid fears her health could rapidly decline.

"I've been told no visitors," she told 9News.

"She has declined quite a bit since October. It's all going to change when she can't see me."

Villa Maria Aged Care in a statement said the ban was a health and safety measure to protect residents from the virus.

"Yesterday we announced a period of restricted visitation to VMCH aged care residences for at least the next 14 days," it read.

"This is part of our plan to prioritise the health and safety of our residents, volunteers and staff."

But Ms Haire holds onto hope that management will make an exception, but she understands why the facility made the decision to restrict access.

"I'm hoping that they will make special consideration for me," she said.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said people who visited aged care homes should take "all the precautions" possible.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-aged-care-visitor-ban-melbourne-woman-desperate-to-see-dying-mother/1486bdc2-bc12-4a03-b344-3cfc2a9bd39a

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