With heightened Covid-19 alert levels back in place around the country, Geneva Healthcare is glad to announce one good news story: its latest government partnership, between the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Geneva’s vocational rehabilitation service (VRS).
Supporting Kiwi comebacks
Every day around Aotearoa, people sustain injuries that interrupt their ability to work,
says Geneva Healthcare Chief Executive Veronica Manion.
Being able to make a meaningful contribution to society is important for everyone’s wellbeing and self-esteem. So when someone’s injured, it’s important there is a robust, easily-accessible support network in place. We are here to help them get back on track and return gradually – and safely – to their daily life and doing what they love.
Manion notes that by awarding the contract to Geneva, ACC is ensuring its clients immediately benefit from a nationwide network of experts – with support available at all Covid-19 alert levels, including via telehealth as required.
As well as working with trusted partner companies for coverage around the country, Geneva has focused on growing its own vocational rehab services in recent years, with four specialist businesses acquired in 2020 alone.
We’re in this for the long haul,
bringing together experts within Geneva and externally, to deliver consistent support experiences for clients nationwide.
Contract start 1 March 2021
One connection to a wraparound service
As one of the new Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) providers for ACC, Geneva can be a single point of contact for those receiving support.
With Geneva's expertise and established teams now providing community-based rehabilitation nationwide, we can support our clients in returning to valued day-to-day activities, including work,
says National Clinical Manager Katherine Mennie.
We are passionate about supporting New Zealanders to return to or remain in work while recovering from injury, as well as supporting employers to achieve a successful, sustainable return to work for their valued staff.
The contract for service is effective from 1 March 2021, and everyone involved agrees on this partnership’s exciting potential.