Ken Wyatt, Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health – dealing with 1

This email has just been sent, (on 16 Mar. 2019,) to Minister Wyatt.

With some people and organisations it’s a complete and utter waste of time and effort trying to deal with them. At best, they waste our time, and perhaps our money, and often it’s much worse than that – we just can’t afford to be involved with them.

The aim of this blog is to help ourselves and our readers to find people and organisations that are NOT like that, and to find people and organisations that can help us in living our lives successfully.

So far, for us, all the indications have been that Minister Wyatt is exactly like that. We’ve sent him 3 or 4 emails and each time we’ve only ever got one response from him – an automated response advising, “Oh dear! I’m getting SO many emails! And, of course, I’ve got to give priority to responding to those from people in my own electorate,” and that was it, nothing further was ever heard from him.

We’ll let you know if it’s any different this time – at least we haven’t got one of his automated responses, at least not so far. Perhaps his automated response machine has broken down?

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The Aged Care Safety and Quality Commission – dealing with 1

So we’ve now got an Aged Care Safety and Quality Commission, “beefed-up” according to the Sydney Morning Herald! Whoopee! But will it be any better than government agencies like the indescribably hopeless and useless NSW Health Care Complaints Commission? (Sue Dawson, the Health Care Complaints Commissioner doesn’t care – she will still get her $500,000 a year no matter what – and it’s political masters CERTAINLY DON’T CARE!) We’ll soon find out. At least it’s got an ordinary email address – info@agedcarequality.gov.au – which is a start.

This email address has just been used, (on 16 Mar. 2019) to send this in an email to the Commission.

We’ll let you know if we get a response.

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Liz Scully, a prospective member of the NSW Parliament – dealing with 2

We’ve written extensively over the years about how completely and utterly useless we’ve found the member of the NSW Parliament, Geoff Lee, to be – we’ve sent him numerous emails and he doesn’t even acknowledge them, (try it yourself if you don’t believe us,) has never provided us with the slightest indication that there’s any point to voting for him, never provided any indication that he might ever do or say something useful? anything?

And now we’ve started getting bit’s and pieces in our mail box and in the media saying that we should be voting for a Liz Scully instead at the next State election.

Ms Scully claims to be a “local mum,” a housewife with 3 children to look after, makes no claims to have any tertiary qualifications, in other words didn’t go beyond high school, (perhaps didn’t even get to high school?) who also doesn’t even acknowledge emails sent to her, (we’ve sent 4,) or provide any other indications that there might be any point to her being a member of Parliament either.

Readers, people, the Geoff Lees and the Liz Scully of this world are not going to change – we’ve got to change. We’ve got to stop voting for people who don’t provide indications that there might be some point to them being our representatives in Parliament, perhaps in government.

In theory, at least, it’s totally up to us, the people, as to who the members of Parliament are.

If we’ve got the time we’ll keep sending emails to the Geoff Lees and the Liz Scullys – if anything changes, we’ll let you know.

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Walt Secord, NSW Shadow Minister for Health – dealing with 1

An email just sent, (on Thu, 14 Mar. 2019,) to Shadow Minister Secord.

We’ll let you know if we get a reply.

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The Bupa Aged Care Home, Eden – dealing with 1

According to this Sydney Morning Herald article, dated Tue. 12 Mar. 2019, an elderly resident of Bupa’s Aged Care Home at Eden was hospitalised after maggots were found in a wound in his head.

One of us was brought up on a sheep farm where we had to work tirelessly to prevent blowflies and their maggots doing harm to our sheep – that it should get to the stage where there were grown or growing maggots in a wound in someone’s head is almost unbelievable.

Firstly, why is it described as a “wound” – not a cut or something like that? How would a resident of any decent aged care home get a wound in the first place?

Secondly, how is that blowflies were flying around in this aged care home to begin with? Normally half decent premises of any sort don’t have blowflies flying around in them. There are certain things that can be done to stop blowflies flying around inside premises – why were these things not being done?

Thirdly, how was it that a blowfly or blowflies were allowed to even land on the resident’s head, even for a second?

Fourthly, how is that they were allowed to be on his head for long enough to lay eggs?

Fifthly, how is it that the wound was regarded by the blowflies as a suitable place to lay eggs???? On the farm the only place the blowflies normally ever laid their eggs was on wool that was wet with urine or covered with excreta. How was it that the patient’s wound wasn’t covered with a bandage, or had enough ointment or other treatment on it to make blowflies think it wasn’t a suitable place to lay their eggs? Or putting it another way, how was it that the state of the wound was such that the blowflies thought it WAS a suitable place to lay their eggs?

Sixthly, how was it that apparently nothing was discovered by the the staff at the home until the eggs had turned into maggots, which would have taken at least a week, during which the resident would have felt the maggots starting to eat into his head. Surely the resident would have been complaining long before the situation reached the stage it did?

Seventhly, how was it that the situation was allowed to become so serious that the resident had to be hospitalised, that the maggots could just be brushed off by one of the home’s staff?

Eighthly, and perhaps most importantly, how is it that the staff and management of the home didn’t think that if all of this was allowed to happen that they would get into serious trouble with Ken Wyatt’s Aged Care Safety and Quality Commission, described as “newly beefed-up?” Ha ha ha! Probably because it was perceived as completely ineffective and useless, which, knowing Minister Wyatt as we do, it probably was/is.

We hope to take these things up with Bupa’s management in due course – not that we expect to ever get any indications that they even care.

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A General Comment – 1

Readers, people, if you’re thinking of dealing with an organisation or person.

Firstly, search for an ordinary email address for them, and, if you can’t find one readily, don’t consider using or dealing with them for a nanosecond, other things being equal.

Secondly, if you find an ordinary email address for them, send them an email about something – to a certain extent it doesn’t matter what, although obviously it has to be something sensible.

If they don’t reply, again don’t consider using them or dealing with them for a nanosecond.

If they do reply, you can compare their reply with replies, if any, you’ve got from other similar organisations and people, and at least, perhaps, have initial dealings/consultations with the one or two who have provided you with the best.

But one thing is certain – if organisations or people don’t reply, they are not going to ever be responsible for anything they’ve said or done, and if the chips are down, they are always going to deny that they’ve even got your email or emails.

As an example, this email has just, (on Tue. 12 Mar. 2019,) been sent to the Optometrist, Paul McCarthy.

A number of similar emails have been sent to him over the last 9 years, none of which he’s even acknowledged, let alone replied to – and we certainly haven’t ever got any indication that he’s going to be responsible for anything he’s said or done.

And if you don’t want to rely on our experiences, you can always email him yourself – we’d always be more than happy to publicise the experiences that others have had.

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Ms Elizabeth Koff – dealing with 1

We have just received, (on Tue. 12 Mar. 2019,) this email.

And on the top of it is something which we absolutely HATE – this.

The Elizabeth Koffs of this world are always thinking of ways to give us, the people, the runaround. Why can’t she use email addresses in the normal way, which make it easy for people to respond to her emails if they wish.

And there’s also this.

As far as we can see, this isn’t true, it’s just a lie. But, any case, why can’t it read, “These are links to contact details for the Ministerial office should you wish to make further representations.” Why should we be expected to forage around elsewhere for these details.

And why does she always use such small print in her emails when larger print would obviously make them easier to read, especially for older people?

Question: How could Ms Koff possibly think that she could get away with such rubbish?

Answer: Because she always has. We would almost fall to the ground with shock if we ever came across any evidence that Minister Hazzard or Premier Berejiklian cared in the slightest.

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Brad Hazzard, M.P., NSW Minister for Health – dealing with 2

An email sent to Minister Hazzard on Tue. 12 Mar. 2019.

We’ll let you know if we get a response.

(We apologise for the fact that Ms Koff’s email may be hard to read, but the Ms Koffs of this world insist on using tiny lettering in their emails???)

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Dr Ross Fitzsimons, Ophthalmologist – dealing with 1

Website: www.marsdeneye.com.au.

Ordinary Email Address: admin@marsdeneye.com.

We are constantly seeking to locate medical practices and medical practitioners that provide reasonably helpful responses to reasonable emails sent to them, even if we have to pay a fee for them, as, amongst other things, we believe that this can provide indications as to what the practice or practitioner is like in general, (for more on this, use this link,) and a  number of emails have been sent to Dr Fitzsimons, which have always resulted in helpful responses.

But you don’t have to go by our experiences – you can email him yourself.

And if any of our readers have found otherwise, we would be more than happy to share their experiences with all our readers.

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Dr Paul Sved, Urologist – dealing with 1

Website: urologysurgeon.com.au.

Ordinary Email Address: info@urologysurgeon.com.au.

We are constantly seeking to locate medical practices and medical practitioners that provide reasonably helpful responses to reasonable emails sent to them, even if we have to pay a fee for them, as, amongst other things, we believe that this can provide indications as to what the practice or practitioner is like in general, (for more on this, use this link,) and, in these terms, we have always found Dr Sved superbly helpful.

But you don’t have to go by our experiences – you can email him yourself.

And if any of our readers have found otherwise, we would be more than happy to share their experiences with all our readers.

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