Indigenous elders whose childhoods were torn apart as part of the stolen generation are now facing a second round of heartbreaking separation from loved ones in their old age, the aged care royal commission heard this week. . As aged care and health systems are failing to adequately look after them in remote outback communities, many are medically evacuated to cities and die hundreds of kilometres from their homes. Aboriginal elder Mildred Numamurdirdi is from Numbulwar in the Northern Territory – a small community on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Since March last year, she has been 800 kilometres away at the Royal Darwin Hospital and remains unable to return home because of ongoing ill health. “I am myself sad, far away from my family,” she said from her portable hospital bed. “My heart is crying. We can hardly stand to be away from our children and grandchildren. Mildred Numamurdirdi […]