ACC

Call for independent ombudsman on ACC

Establishing an independent ombudsman to deal with ACC issues would restore some of the corporation's lost credibility and public goodwill, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell says.

All I want for Xmas is a doctor

The wait for Christmas is nearly over but many Otago residents will continue to wait, not for Santa, but for a doctor.

ACC plans incentives for safer workplaces

The Government plans to introduce a range of incentives to help business owners focus on improved safety management and make workplaces safer.

Police say searches made in good faith

Police say searches made in good faith

Police have admitted there were things they should have done better to ensure the validity of search warrants used to search the homes of two Dunedin ACC claimants.

ACC best, cheapest option for victims

ACC best, cheapest option for victims

Alex Knewstubb, of Port Chalmers, defends the ACC system.

Injuries at 'epidemic levels'

Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell is urging the country's medical system and ACC to improve their handling of traumatic brain injuries after a major report warned they were at "epidemic levels".

ACC urged to change consent form

ACC urged to change consent form

ACC must change its approach to a controversial blanket consent form, given criticisms in a recent report and from a district court judge, Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara says.

Threats to ACC staff on rise

ACC staff are on the receiving end of a growing number of threats to the organisation, with one client saying his case manager "was lucky he didn't shoot her".

Good will come from privacy breaches: ACC campaigner

Good will come from privacy breaches: ACC campaigner

Recent reports on a major privacy breach at ACC will help overcome problems with a controversial claimant consent form and restore fair play, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell believes.

Concerns at levels of long-term disability

Concerns at levels of long-term disability

The level of permanent disability among the injured, including those not admitted to hospital for their injury, has surprised University of Otago researchers.

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