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Photos Of Ben's Protest Acc Greymouth Help Ben get a new Wheelchair

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 07:02 PM

Photos from Wednesday 19th 2004

ACC Greymouth.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 07:06 PM

Photo's of the Radio Pacific Supported Protest at ACC Greymouth

Thursday 20th May 2004.

Tight fisted miserly ACC wont fix a wheelchair.



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Posted 20 May 2004 - 07:09 PM

Photo's of the Radio Pacific Supported Protest at ACC Greymouth

Thursday 20th May 2004.

Tight fisted miserly ACC wont fix a wheelchair.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:45 PM

What a heartening sight! I listened in today and was very impressed by what I heard coming out of Greymouth. Coasters have a style of their own and the rest of NZ could do with a dose of it ;)
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:21 PM

GREETINGS ALL,
Great Stuff from Greymouth. Many thanks to Mark bennett and the West Coasters for their support for Ben. (and all claimants).

Just a thought... what about a weekly protest at selected ACC branch offices, on a specific issue. There will be at least one claimant in each area, with an urgent, fix it now, issue of ACC's denial tactics.
Time is right for it.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:13 PM

Sincere congratulations to the Armourguard employee helping a disabled person repair a wheelchair on the footpath because ACC did not help.

Staff like this armourguard employee make for good public relations.


Outside ACC Greymouth Friday 21st May 2004

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Now this is Kiwi's Helping Kiwi's,

not the rubbish ACC spent thousands of dollars on full page advertising for
their mis-information.

The $$$ spent on the full page ACC advertising would have been better spent replacing Ben's wheel chair and ramp.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:21 PM

Outside ACC Greymouth Friday 21st May 2004

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:32 PM

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HAD THE PLEASURE OF GIVEN BEN A RIDE HOME,IT GETS WORSE HE ASK IF THEY COULD FIX HIS RAMP,AN OT CHECKED IT THEN ADVISED HIS CM THAT ALL HE NEEDED WAS ANOTHER PLANK ,WHICH KAY COSTALOT AGREED WITH,YOU DON,T TREAT ANIMALS THIS WAY YET WITH HUMANS ITS FINE,CHECK THE PHOTOS ON THE OTHER SITE.IT WAS AN EFFORT AND VERY SLIPPERY AND UNSTABLE WHO DOES THAT REMIND YOU OFF ACC.


Now this is serious, The building code has definite rules on Disabled Access to buildings, an initial search turns up NZS 4121: 2001 Design for access and mobility - Buildings and Associated facilities, but not sure if it relates to residential dwellings.

OSH laws mean if this was a workplace, the employer could be fined.

This could be a breach of health and safety laws, and questions must be asked as to
ACC's responsibility, or DUTY of Care, when allowing and agreeing to such an unstable disabled access ramp. This type of structure is NOT approved by New Zealand Building Standards for Disabled Access.

ACC - send a builder around there to fix it, an occupational therapist and case manager are not qualified to judge building standards, or maybe you want another protest?

This is Ben's Wheel chair access Ramp, it is in far worse and dangerous condition than the wheelchair.This needs immediate replacement with a properly designed ramp complete with safety guard rail.

Question: How much $$$ did ACC spend on refurbishing/ repairing/upgrading their own offices to use excess $$$ available in their budget for the last financial year??

ACC could have fixed the wheelchair and had a proper ramp installed, instead they chose to spend the $$ on an occupational therapist and acc case manager, who agreed to supply a Plank.

Get off your arse ACC, get this ramp up to NZ building Code compliance standards.

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How long would it take a politician to raise this in parliament?
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:48 AM

OH MY GOD!!!
How low have ACC stooped now?? This is utterly appaulling!
Huge kudos to the Armourguard guy. A TRUE human being....
Who's the guy in the tie?
Who is the MP for this area?
Have these photos been sent to Radio Pacific?
A full page ad showing how valid claimants are treated would do a hell of a lot more than bloody ads saying how f***ing marvelous ACC is.........
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 12:51 PM

I agree totally fairgo.
I looked at the pictures earlier today but couldnt find the right words to express my disgust. None that could be placed on here anyway.

cheers
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:18 PM

I hope these protests are carried out at every ACC branch NZ wide, I and many other I know would like to participate.

ACC purely $$$$ driven and neglect the injured, and what a true slogan
"ACC ARE SCUM"
for want of more harsh language

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:57 PM

Don't know what happened to my reply to your questions Fairgo, but it disappeared somewhere in cyberspace !!
Guy in tie with hands in pockets (probably clutching Panic Alarm) is BM Greymouth.
Think his name is John Doidge. AKA Ferret.
Damian O'Connor is MP Westcoast/Tasman. He's too busy sucking up to the Teflon tarts to worry about the 'Bens" in his electorate !!
The Armourguard guy accompanied the BM bringing the new wheels out for Ben to repair his wheelchair on the footpath. He stayed out with us after the BM scuttled back to the comfort of his taxpayer paid heated premises. Told us he worked for anyone who paid his wages but felt that Ben had had raw deal. Told him to take a good look at Ben as it could easily be him in the future in similar circumstances.
As for the 'RAMP'........ HOW BLOODY DISGUSTING !!!!! Alex.
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:50 PM

It's three months down the line.
I wonder if Ben has had his chair fixed properly and they have built him a proper ramp or have they cancelled his home help and care as well and given him a secondhand carjack and cobweb duster instead.
How many more around the country are being ripped off by these animals and have been detered from appealing or not even done so and have relied on the grace of family and friends to cope.
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