On Wednesday 6 November 2019, Insurance Commissioner Neil Singleton attended the Premier’s Awards for Excellence ceremony to support the Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service (ABI-TRS) as a finalist.
The team received the highly commended runner-up award under the ‘Keep Queenslanders healthy’ category for their outstanding delivery of the transitional rehabilitation service. Funded by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, the ABI-TRS is the first of its kind in Queensland helping deliver transitional hospital-to-home rehabilitation for individuals with a significant acquired brain injury.
Program Manager Areti Kennedy said “individuals with a brain injury face changes to their physical, cognitive and communication skills which impacts on their skills, identity and relationships with friends and family. They have difficulty returning to previous activities at home and in the community with only 32-46 per cent returning to work within two years of their injury”.
The ABI-TRS team help individuals to learn and maximise new skills and daily independence in the home and community, improve access to therapy, maintain psychological well-being for people and their families, and reduce caregiver stress. MAIC is proud of the hard work and support that the team provides to people and their families/carers and congratulate them on their successful achievement in receiving this well-deserved award.
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