Stroke victim wins access to Medicare
Weronika Skrzydlowska was willing to care for her mother, who is now 88, but faced massive medical and care bills. Mrs Skrzydlowska’s medical condition has been assessed as palliative and she currently lives in a nursing home.
Former immigration minister Chris Evans granted Mrs Skrzydlowska a visa which allowed her to stay in Australia but not access the Medicare system.
When The Canberra Times first reported on the case in July, Weronika Skrzydlowska, of Kambah, said caring for her mother had harmed her own health and affected her ability to work.
It had also placed her under severe pressure, although Canberra Hospital had waved substantial bills on compassionate grounds. Read More