ACC Client support group disappointed with board
Acclaim Otago (Inc)
ACC Client support group disappointed with board appointments
The ACC board was meant to herald a culture change for the Corporation but Acclaim Otago’s president Denise Powell says they are disappointed that the new appointments have failed to include a consumer voice.
Dr Powell states “Minister for ACC, Judith
Collins' claims that she wanted more diverse representation
on the board but in our opinion she hasn’t got the balance
right at all! Where is the voice of the consumer and the
"Some of our injured people and their advocates have long memories and they will well remember Professor Gorman’s previous involvement in the late 1990’s when there were many complaints over his advice to ACC concerning occupational overuse syndrome.”
call on the Minister to seriously consider who she appoints
as the final board member if she wishes to ensure the NZ
public believes her earlier rhetoric about building trust
and confidence,” concludes Dr Powell.