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closeup TV1 tonight, guy braindamaged needs help

#1 User is offline   Sparrow 

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

A brain damaged man living in remote Collingwood been assessed as needing only 7hrs a week help by a PHYSIO. Asbergers son looking after him.
Graeme Bashford an arrogant ACC Director of serivces denies this guy needs any more help.
He said ACC give people entitlements after they have been assessed by THEIR VERY PROFESSIONAL ASSESSORS.
Go to TV1 website or can someone post it up here?
A disgusting story yet again!!
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:35 PM

View PostSparrow, on Oct 8 2009, 07:15 PM, said:

A brain damaged man living in remote Collingwood been assessed as needing only 7hrs a week help by a PHYSIO. Asbergers son looking after him.
Graeme Bashford an arrogant ACC Director of serivces denies this guy needs any more help.
He said ACC give people entitlements after they have been assessed by THEIR VERY PROFESSIONAL ASSESSORS.
Go to TV1 website or can someone post it up here?
A disgusting story yet again!!



And didnt Bashford look arrogant.Obviously doesnt give a stuff just like ACC!!
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:44 PM

View PostSparrow, on Oct 8 2009, 07:15 PM, said:

A brain damaged man living in remote Collingwood been assessed as needing only 7hrs a week help by a PHYSIO. Asbergers son looking after him.
Graeme Bashford an arrogant ACC Director of serivces denies this guy needs any more help.
He said ACC give people entitlements after they have been assessed by THEIR VERY PROFESSIONAL ASSESSORS.
Go to TV1 website or can someone post it up here?
A disgusting story yet again!!


Absolutly appalling treatment of human beings! Arrogant prat who sat there making every excuse he could think of, and trying to shift the focus onto " the family wanted" THE FAMILY are at the end of the rope by the look of them!!
Shame on acc again! :angry:
But maybe thats what this government wants nz to think?? maybe then they have the excuse to privatize acc??? with all nzers saying get rid of acc?? :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:54 PM

SUBHUMAN = LACKING THE INTELLIGENCE AND DECENCY EXPECTED OF HUMAN BEINGS :(
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 07:06 PM

ACC had better employ a senior spin doctor before they let Bumbling Bashford front up to the media again and talk about ACC's patients [sic]. And the "trained professionals", are these the trained poodles who incorrectly tell claimants, on behalf of ACC, what ACC can and can't provide and so don't carry out a proper assessment of all the claimants needs, thus allowing ACC to avoid making a decision on its liability to provide the service.

Bashford obviously has no understanding of the legislation. He made other glaring mistakes which pretty well explains why ACC get it wrong when one of their senior staff don't have a clue. Sad really.

I am sure ACC will now sort this guy out and wait for the next media case.

In the meantime, ACC has more claimants to give some of their tough loving too. :o
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 07:36 PM

The close up story

http://tvnz.co.nz/cl...8-video-3048288
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 07:58 PM

View PostTattoo, on Oct 8 2009, 08:36 PM, said:




The ACC guy interviewed is yet another Australian import so has no idea of the legislation. He along with Gail Kettle are bust working out how to shaft seriously injured claimants out of their entitlements. Watch this space
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:18 PM

Lewis Campbell

I knew this guy when I was about 16 years old (he's a year older than me)

He had a heart of gold and I'm so sad to hear of what has happened to him.

Shame on you AGAIN ACC!
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:24 PM

Yes totally appalling to be treated like this by ACC. No doubt Bashford doesnt care,says its not for the sake of saving money!!YEAH RIGHT


SINCE WHEN HAS ACC NOT BEEN ALL ABOUT MONEY.HAVENT GIVEN A STUFF ABOUT CLAIMANTS FOR YEARS !!

Bashford looked like a right arrogant prick.Couldnt even sit straight ,let along lie straight in bed,hes such a deceitful liar!!!
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:48 AM

I felt like throwing a brick at the telly -what a complete @#*%&#@!! That guy would make a great politian -lots of words coming out but not addressing the real issue.Lost count of the amount of times he used the words assessor & assessment. I really hope this family get the help they need.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:16 AM

Yes but asessors arepaid by ACC to deny claimants not help them.Thats what he was saying ,assessors paid by us do as we say!
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:52 AM

Did anyone note if the guy has been reassessed since the wife is not there to help look after him??

I can't get the movie up to find out the answer to that question.

Surely his needs are greater now?? and this shoulkd be taken into consideration.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:35 AM

This made me so very very sad. Unfortunately I believe there will be more of this to come and dare i say it - lives will be lost. Shame on you ACC
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:24 PM

I hope everyone has added their comment on TV1 closeup !!
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:41 PM

No I'll add my reply when I've calmed down and thought things through.

Mr Bashford has stated that ACC has been supportive of FMG and their handling of the claim.

Sorry. The claimant has health and disability insurance bought privately! Why is ACC supportive of FMG managing the claim?

By law in NZ the claimant is entitled to ACC! That entitles him to 80% of his earnings... and all the other "benefits" he is entitled to by New Zealand law.! Namely the ACC Act (&amendments) from the time of his accident and the appropriate rehabiliation.

The claimants rehab plan will have all that covered wont it! Yeah right!

He was wise and bought additional cover for himself in case of an accident!

Since when has an insurance policy overridden New Zealand Law?

ACC must provide adequate rehab... not support the FMG in claiming the policy doesn't cover rehab! or home help!.... That's bullshit!

Its not what ACC is Trying to justify! - It's what have ACC been hiding!
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