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‘This is really scary on your own’: Cancer patient asks for change to visitor restrictions

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A Busselton woman undergoing chemotherapy has expressed her disappointment in State Government rules denying her a support person in the hospital. 

Under current restrictions, outpatients are not allowed any visitors. 

Lorellyn Kinnaird told 6PR Breakfast host Gareth Parker that it’s distressing not having her daughter with her as she receives cancer treatment. 

“If I was an inpatient, I (could) have up to four visitors a day for a couple of hours, but because I’m considered an outpatient, I can’t have one person come with me,” she said.

“We’re trying to do the right thing, but this is really scary on your own, and it’s really helpful to have someone there who can read you, who can remind you of things.”

Press PLAY below to hear the full interview with Lorellyn

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