Letter to the editor: Consider the ‘plight of oldies’

The 20 members of the NSW Senate who voted against the right of life self-determination must be people who have no feeling for the plight of oldies who have had enough of the pain and lack of dignity they suffer as they slowly move to the release that death will give them.

One senator said that with improvement to pain relief, the problem is resolving the physical pain, while bad enough, is not nearly as bad as the hopelessness of empty days, suffering a loss of any dignity as they head down a tunnel with no light at the end.

Have the dissenting senators bothered to go to an aged care establishment and seen how horrible the end of life can be, which can be easily fixed. I would love to see the names of those 20 senators published.

Nick Campbell-Jones, Bowral