HealthCare NZ to pick up 850 families wanting Home Support

IHC New Zealand boss Ralph Jones has confirmed that HealthCare NZ and Spectrum Care are likely to take over provision of home support and facility based respite for its clients.

IDEA Services has been in the news for dropping the two services, and even more recently for cutting its Autism support, but the impending signature with two of New Zealand’s most prominent support providers is encouraging.

850 families receive home support under IDEA Services, and the provider says it’s confident that HealthCare NZ can take on each of those.

“When we signalled an intention to move out of these services, a great deal of work was done to ensure continuity”, Ralph Jones said. “We know that families want certainty and we are pleased to be able to share the next step as part of our commitment to ensure uninterrupted services”, Jones added

Three of the respite bases will be managed by HealthCare NZ, and Spectrum Care are wanting to manage two in the Wellington region.