Jump to content
  • Tweets

  • Posts

  • Our picks

    • Hermes lost parcel.. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/422615-hermes-lost-parcel/
      • 49 replies
    • Oven repair. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/427690-oven-repair/&do=findComment&comment=5073391
      • 49 replies
    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
       
      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
        • Thanks
      • 3 replies
    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
        • Thanks
        • Like

Mis diagnosis by out of hours GP


Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 3737 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

Need advice on the best way forward here!

Will try to keep brief...

26th June - lunchtime... sudden onset of crushing pain in left hand side over ribs and lungs - felt couldn't breathe and pain was coming in waves. Spoke with out of hours service (ThamesDoc), explained circs and made quite clear no pain in left hand arm or centre of chest, therefore not heart attack but crushing pain in lungs and felt as though I had been kicked by a horse. They arranged for me to see out of hours GP at local hospital that afternoon. By the time I'd got there, pain had subsided and I reiterated the symptoms to the GP and also mentioned that I suffer from high BP. She took NO obs and briefly listened to RIGHT side of chest and said I possibly had the onset of shingles (however no rash) or a torn muscle and to take Ibuprofen. Have to say I had never heard of shingles causing a lung pain:cool:

Following Thursday morning I collapse at home on my own in excruciating pain, unable to breathe and managed to call ambulance and taken to A&E. Subsequently discovered after chest xray taken, that I had well established pneumonia and had to spend 16 days in hospital. Doctors who I subsequently saw said I had had it for at least 2 weeks and I was one day away from ICU if I had left it another day:eek:

Now, why didn't the OOH GP send me next door to the A&E for a chest Xray when I went on the Saturday and complained of lung/breathing problems?

All of this occurred a month ago and I have at least another month of antibiotics as the lower part of my lung is still gungy. I am self employed and have so far lost 1 months income which can be proven.

 

I am very loathe to consult lawyers who will only want their pound of monetary flesh and wonder if a strongly worded letter to the CEO of Thamesdoc would be productive. All I want is for my LOE to be settled and an enquiry into this GP so that she doesn't do this haphazard diagnosis for someother poor soul who may be elderly, or have young children at home.

 

PS I have absolutely no complaint against the hospital or medical/nursing staff who were absolutely brilliant.

 

Any advice gratefully received.

Many thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi sorry to hear about your problem.

Your first line of complaint should br to your local Primary Care Trust,

list in chronological order all the events exams and treatment,symptoms etc.

Address to the Director marked private and confidential and send RD.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi empowered,

 

this is appalling that you are unwell with unexplained chest pains and don't even get basic observations of temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure done, even with a history of raised blood pressure!! Strange diagnosis of shingles with no spots! I'd love to see the GP's notes on his examination of you out of hours!!!

Sure she wasn't a cleaner just filling in?!!!

 

Go with advice above and good luck.

Hope your fighting fit now even though out of pocket!

Keep up the fight against Bank Charges.

 

 

Got Debt problems?

Don't panic, put the kettle on and read this

 

:-) Everything I write comes from my heart and head! The large filling cabinet that is my knowledge of life, however warped that may be!! :-)

 

<<< Please tickle my star!! if I have managed to help you or just made you chuckle!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...