Some of our clients include:
- Enterprise Recruitment & People
- Mighty River Power
- New Zealand Cricket
- Progressive Meats
“It is important for us to have good working relationships and Wellnz has been our TPA of choice for a number of years. We know that we are meeting our contractual requirements and that our staff are being supported appropriately during times of stress. The Wellnz team are easy to deal with, very professional and responsive to our needs and we are very happy with the level of service that Wellnz provides.
“The Partnership programme enables Hawkins to have a hands on support approach for our staff following a work related injury. We know that providing early support for our staff with rehabilitation and access to other support needs such as medical treatment or advice will help their recovery, which is a benefit for all parties. Given how well the management of work related injuries has worked Hawkins saw that it was a great opportunity to participate in the ACC non-work programme, where Wellnz manages claims and rehabilitation for out staff’s non work related injuries. Whilst it is a business decision to be in the programme, it must also be a benefit for our employees, and we see that being in the programme satisfies both needs.”
Case Study 1
An Employer contacted Wellnz to see if we could assist one of their employees who had multiple health problems. He was going to undergo surgery for a condition that could potentially leave him with issues that would inhibit his return to work (RTW).
Initially the Employer was considering medically retiring the Employee. The Employee had worked for the company for many years and apart from his genuine health problems that caused him to have some special needs, had always been a loyal and reliable worker. The Employee’s manager did not know how to approach the medical providers to obtain the information they required to support and manage the Employee’s special needs on an ongoing basis.
Wellnz assigned a Case Manager to this case whose first step was to meet with the Employee, Site Manager and his Supervisor, explain what they would do, and get consent from the Employee. It was clear at the meeting the Employee didn’t want to lose his job however, due to the nature of his work tasks and the environment he was exposed to it wasn’t looking hopeful, so he was very grateful when Wellnz stepped in.
The Case Manager gathered information and kept in contact with the Hospital Medical Registrar regarding his surgery outcome, recovery and his fitness for work. The Specialist also contacted us after the surgery to give an up date, and assured us the post surgery cares had gone well.
The Hospital Registrar phoned several times throughout the recovery to advise of progress and when the Employee was managing his self cares independently to start the RTW process.
The Employee made a full recovery and returned to his pre-accident job. The Employee and the Manager were so happy with the outcome and the information provided to them to make this return to work possible. All parties have made contact with Wellnz to let us know how successful things have gone and thanked us for our input.
The Wellnz Case Manager have since managed two other cases with this same Employer now in relation to illness and return to work, as they have seen the value in getting professional assistance in to help keep their good Employees in the work force.