About Back2Work Back2Work is an early intervention vocational rehabilitation program offered to newly injured patients in the Spinal Injuries Unit of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. This specialist service is available to anyone in the Unit who wants to discuss returning to work. Advice is also available to employers about the support and government funding available […]
National Injury Insurance Scheme
The National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ) will provide lifetime treatment, care and support for people who sustain serious personal injuries in motor vehicle accidents after 1 July 2016.
This includes people who sustain spinal cord injuries in a motor vehicle accident, along with people who sustain other injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, multiple amputations, permanent injury to the brachial plexus, severe burns and permanent legal blindness.
Services will be tailored to the individual and their support network, giving them choice, flexibility and independence to reach their goals.
We’re proud to be part of the NIISQ Stakeholder Group to provide our expertise on the development of the scheme, after spending many years lobbying for its introduction.
To find out more, visit niis.qld.gov.au.
Extract from media statement by Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport, The Honourable Curtis Pitt Queensland will soon join a new national road crash insurance scheme to fill a gap that has previously left some catastrophically injured motorists without cover for medical costs, rehabilitation and ongoing care. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said […]
Spinal Injuries Australia has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that it will implement a lifetime care and support scheme by 1 July 2016 for people catastrophically injured in road crashes. Treasurer Curtis Pitt announced today that Queensland will join the rest of Australia’s states and territories by introducing the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). The […]
Spinal Injuries Australia and the Queenslanders with Disability Network have urged the Australian Government to ensure all States commit in full to a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). As part of a national consultation, the Federal Government has suggested Queensland and Western Australia could retain a fault-based insurance scheme and use the National Disability Insurance […]
National Injury Insurance Scheme Alarm Bells The National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), will complement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and is intended to provide lifetime care and support to people who sustain a catastrophic injury from a motor vehicle, workplace, medical treatment injury or general accident. The basis of the NIIS is a national […]