Mitch Harris: 'I would name and shame the insurance company'

Night Talk 29/08/2018
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Night talk: Mitch Harris opening comments, Wednesday 29th August 2018.

Tonight: Why is the insurance company of Abbie Hartley being so cold-hearted?

The husband of the Kiwi woman who's fighting for her life in a Bali hospital says he is "surprised" that the Government hasn't offered any financial help.

Abby Hartley, 41, was rushed into hospital at the beginning of August after falling ill on her first day in Bali while on her 'second honeymoon' with husband Richard. 

She underwent emergency surgery to remove a section of bowel after doctors noticed a piece of it was twisted and dead.

Despite a successful operation, 48 hours later she took a turn for the worst - developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), several infections, a collapsed lung and kidney failure. 

On August 15, doctors made the call to put Ms Hartley in a self-induced coma. The family want to medically evacuate her and bring her back to New Zealand. 

While Ms Hartley had travel insurance, it did not cover pre-existing conditions, which is what this was.

Givealittle page to cover the enormous hospital bills and fly her home has so far has raised over $217,000.  

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