Melbourne Terminal Cancer Patients Harassed By Activists
Terminal patients at the Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre have been ambushed by activists.
Anti-euthanasia activists stormed the building on Wednesday and told cancer patients undergoing treatment that the centre was conducting “state-sponsored executions”.
Last week they were standing out the front handing out inflammatory leaflets with a non-authorised use of the PMCC's letterhead.
The Andrews Government has previously condemned such behaviour and has flagged banning activists near hospitals.
“This is appalling behaviour and those people who have been harassing cancer patients should be ashamed of themselves,” Mr Andrews said.
The PMCC has had to hire extra security and support staff to deal with intruders and the distress they caused.
“Our patients, their families and carers, and our staff, should not be made to feel harassed while attending Peter Mac,” the hospital’s statement said.