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Herald on Sunday wrong to claim ACC cutting counselling support

#1 User is offline   hukildaspida 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

Herald on Sunday wrong to claim ACC cutting counselling support 29 July 2013


http://www.acc.co.nz/news/WPC118907

An incorrect claim made in the article “Alarm over depression therapy cuts” that appeared in the Herald on Sunday yesterday.

The article wrongly stated that “the ceiling on [ACC] therapy sessions may be cut from 16 to as low as four.”

ACC will not be reducing the 16 hours of counselling support available to people who make a claim for mental injury as a result of sexual abuse or sexual assault.

The sensitive claims service redesign currently underway is about ensuring all people with sensitive claims receive the services they need. It is not about reducing services.

Next month ACC will be running a number of stakeholder meetings to get input and feedback on the proposed new high-level service design. Later this year we will also conduct a nationwide roadshow to explain the new service design to sensitive claims providers.

Our media team has contacted the Herald on Sunday today to request a correction. ACC is concerned that current clients of sensitive claims services could be alarmed by the article, and we have asked a range of provider groups for their help in letting clients know the information is incorrect.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

As long as the Corporation chosen Psychiatrists have their way, Sensitive Claimants will be thrown on the scrap heap. It is my considered view that the Corporation is seeking better ways to conceal their normal behaviour. The only way Sensitive Claimants will get the respect and the services they are entitled to is by wielding a legal sword in a legal fist. The war is far from over.
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