Geneva Healthcare has purchased Presbyterian Support Central’s in-home support service business Enliven Central.
The decision to sell Enliven Central stemmed from PSC losing the Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHB in-home support contracts when the DHBs elected to contract with a single provider.
“This reduced our critical mass so the Board and Management team made the decision to sell Enliven’s remaining in-home support business and focus on our core activities – Enliven rest homes and retirement villages and Family Works social services,” explains PSC chief executive Chris Graham.
Home and Community Health Association chief executive Julie Haggie has congratulated Geneva on their purchase, although she is also sorry to see PSC leave the home health sector.
“We are very sorry to lose PSC from home and community support services, as it has provided great services across Wellington, Hutt Valley, Taranaki, Mid Central regions and has made substantial contributions to broader sector quality developments.”
“From our point of view the business decision of the PSC Board seems very reasonable under the circumstances. It is not uncommon for this sort of business transaction to occur around service reviews,” says Haggie.
The new entity is known as Geneva Healthcare Central, which is now one of the largest providers of Home and Community Support Services in the region. Presbyterian Support Central’s Enliven division and Geneva Healthcare have been working closely together for the past few months to ensure a smooth transition of service.
Founder and Chief Executive of Geneva Healthcare Josephine Wallis says she expects Geneva Healthcare Central to boost the growth and performance of healthcare provision in the lower North Island, enabling more services to be delivered and achieving greater client outcomes.