Exclusive: Mother of Jamie Macfarlane tells of ‘vortex’ of decline after visits stopped during lockdown
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A mother whose disabled son died following a “vortex” of decline when visits to his care facility were stopped has demanded greater access for other families to prevent similar deaths during the pandemic.
Melanie Macfarlane, whose son Jamie died on 30 October, said she believed he would probably be alive if she had been allowed face-to-face visits during the spring lockdown when his mental and physical health began to rapidly deteriorate.