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I have Newstalk ZB, Christchurch with a John McDonald as host on as white noise and there has been a discussion on rest home visitor access. One tearful caller related receiving an email requiring an appointment to visit a dementia patient, a mum, and visits limited to 15 minutes, what Ardernearly laced kindness laden garbage.

My loved and loving parents final time was in a complex in Rangiora when we were located an Island away near Masterton, leaving visits sporadic and not really sensible to achieve in 15 minutes. What is it with the people who have ended up managing such administrative systems? Is it a precondition to employment to have all empathy and understanding surgically removed or is it just easier to make blanket rulings that are not fit for purpose? Travel, accommodation and time away from place of work would have rendered a 15 minute visit limitation entirely inappropriate back in those times when reason, freedom and consideration for others dominated social mores.

On a lesser level of mindless bureaucratic stupidity from the heart breaking interference to contact for those terminal and being denied social interface for both the dying and the living, also fully aware of the mental torment of being denied by officialdom, the affection and wellbeing involved in close contacts, there are certainly some genuine mongrels out there, and not members of a club for such adherents.

Although only reluctantly and rarely reported would any of the recently designated “Clubs”, once referred to as “Gangs” for bloody good reasons, comply with the mindless mental health threatening absurdity being perpetrated? I think not, then we do live in several parallel universes apparently.

Written by Gravedodger

December 2, 2021 at 10:47 am

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. Haven’t seem my dear demented old mum since the lockdown started. From tomorrow am allowed in for pre-booked 30min visits with max 3 visitors, in resident’s rooms only.

    She will have absolutely no idea who I am.

    John JohnO

    December 2, 2021 at 11:23 am

  2. Welcome to one-size-fits-all communism courtesy of comrade Jacinda.
    Exemptions if you are maori or in a gang.


    December 2, 2021 at 11:33 am

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