Relatives who visit their loved ones who are critically ill and near the end of their lives are given exemptions from visiting rules at institutions, says Bent Høie (Høyre).
“The institutions are to facilitate this, and it is important that all health institutions follow up that their relatives may be with them when their lives end,” the Minister of Health said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Due to the risk of infection, the number of visits to nursing homes and hospitals has been reduced. Bent Høie also spent time during his briefing to talk about and praise the relatives in a special time.
“We can’t promise all the help you need, but we promise to do the best we can,” said Høie.
“We know that many relatives find it difficult not to be able to visit their loved ones in nursing homes, and that this makes the time extra difficult for many,” he added.
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