Nua Healthcare is a young, vibrant and progressive organisation with deeply embedded values, all of which encapsulate our commitment and desire to care for our people. We have spent years carefully accumulating employee benefit partnerships that we feel bring the best value to our people and we continue to focus our efforts on enhancing the health, wellbeing and quality of life for everyone working within our service.
Your Health Is Your Wealth
Keeping you healthy is one of our many priorities, and so, over time, we have built partnerships with an array of providers to offer you the most competitive discounts and offers on the market today.
Nua Healthcare employees can avail of:
Discounted health insurance schemes offering 24/7 access to nurses, online prescription services, home testing kits, video calls with GP’s and much more. This not only avoids lengthy appointment waiting times currently being experienced nationwide, but it also reduces fuel consumption and the time spent travelling to and from your GP. Health insurance plans also cover general health checks, personalised fitness, nutrition and wellbeing programmes through your very own dedicated Health Coach.
If you prefer to spread the cost of your everyday healthcare over a longer period of time, Nua offers access to discounted rates on health cash plans, which are an easy and affordable way of doing this. Depending on your chosen plan, you may have cover towards GP costs, chiropractic, homeopathy and acupuncture, physiotherapy and a number of other complementary treatments such as osteopathy. Other plans on offer may require payment upfront and reimbursement thereafter. Health cash plans also give you unlimited 24/7 access to GP services and helplines.
As an employee, you also have free on-demand access to a confidential online service we refer to as our ‘Employee Assistance Programme’, which provides one-to-one support in many aspects of daily life which may be impacting your health, wellbeing, work and family life. This service is available 24/7, 365 days per year. Each employee and their family is entitled to six (6) free sessions per year.
Below is a list of health-related leave:
Employees who have successfully completed their probationary period will be paid 3 days (24 hours), (pro rata for part-time employees) sick leave per annum. Other exceptions are detailed in our Attendance Management Policy.
Nua staff are entitled to 26 weeks maternity leave, during which Nua Healthcare provides a maternity supplementary top-up payment to the staff member, provided the staff member has completed at least one year of service. Staff must apply for benefit from the Department of Social Protection for 26 weeks financial benefit.
Nua staff are entitled to 2 weeks paternity leave, during which Nua Healthcare provides a paternity supplementary top-up payment to team members, provided the staff member has completed at least one year of service. Staff must apply for benefit from the Department of Social Protection for 2 weeks financial benefit.
In the event of death in the immediately family of any staff member, Nua may grant the following paid leave of absence:
Force Majeure leave arises where, for urgent family reasons, and owing to an injury or illness, the immediate presence of the team member at the place where the injured or ill person is, whether at their home or elsewhere, is indispensable. Employees are entitled to 3 days in any 12 consecutive months or 5 days in 36 consecutive months.
Making Provision for Your Future
According to a September 2022 survey commissioned by Pensions Awareness Week, 43% of people in Ireland hold no form of pension product, with almost two-thirds of that cohort reporting that they cannot afford to both save for retirement and meet their monthly bills. That figure, according to the survey, rises to 72% amongst those aged 35-49. That’s why, at Nua Healthcare, we operate a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension for all staff with six+ months of services. As a staff member, you can contribute anything up to 3% of your annual gross earnings, and we match your contribution (up to a maximum of 3%). Income tax relief is granted based on your contribution amount and based on your age.
Nua Healthcare has always promoted and encouraged employees to pursue their personal and professional development. We believe a core reason for success stems from the approach of continually training and developing our staff so that they may facilitate our Mission, Vision and Values, and meet the needs of each of the individuals availing of our services. We are delighted to offer the hugely successful educational assistance programme to all staff. Staff can request financial support from Nua Healthcare to fund, either in part or in full, the course they would like to complete. Each application is assessed by the Training Manager, taking key considerations and criteria into account.
Life Assurance (Death in Service):
Although nobody likes to discuss this topic and we collectively hope it never happens, Nua Healthcare does recognise its duty to families in the event of an untimely death of a staff member. Life Assurance is paid to the staff member’s next of kin/nominated beneficiary on record. Life Assurance is valued at 2 times the staff member’s annual salary and all staff are covered by the policy from the first day of employment in Nua Healthcare.
Mortgage Protection Policies:
Campion Insurance are offering Nua staff a 15% discount on Mortgage Protection Policies.
Health Services’ Staff Credit Union:
You can apply for loans to assist you with your education, buying a new car, becoming a first-time buyer and even for home improvements. The credit union also offers savings accounts, shares and deposit accounts, Christmas savings accounts and overdraft facilities. It also offers free online banking and insurance.
Recognising Your Dedication and Commitment to Us
Each month, Nua Healthcare recognised staff for achieving excellence in their role and for exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude towards others in the course of their work.
Staff are nominated by their colleagues for three types of awards monthly:
Winners of the Employee of the Month award receive a choice of one of the following:
Each monthly winner is thereafter shortlisted for consideration for the Employee of the Year award, of which, that winner not only has the honour of being the Employee of the Year, but they also receive a travel voucher to the value of €1,000.
Winners of the Frontline Manager of the Month award receive luxurious wellness hampers.
Winners of the Team of the Month award receive additional funds towards their centre so they can celebrate their achievement together.
Other Employee Rewards:
We reward employees for 100% attendance in a given calendar year. The monetary award is paid through payroll at the beginning of each new year and is subject to normal revenue statutory deductions.
Long Service Awards:
Although Nua Healthcare is still a relatively young organisation at just under 18 years old, we are proud to have a nearly 80 staff with over 10 + years’ service. Reaching this wonderful milestone does not go unnoticed, in fact, we reward all employees on their 10th work anniversary with €1,000 as a token of our appreciation.
Refer a Friend Scheme:
This scheme applies to all Nua staff who have been successfully referred for full-time roles.
Simply recommend your candidate prior to application (not after interview) by completing the ‘refer a friend’ application form along with their CV.
If the candidate has been successful and has completed the 6-month probation period, you, as the referrer, will be rewarded as follows:
Making Your Money Go Further
As inflation increases all over Europe, we remain committed to securing the very best discounted solutions and special offers for you to help make your money go that bit further.
Nua staff can avail of 3 cents off every litre of diesel or petrol at all Circle K pumps nationwide.
In partnership with ‘Best Drive’ nationwide, staff can avail of a 10% discount on servicing (full and interim) and a 5% discount on their tyres.
Campion Insurance are offering Nua staff €50 off their motor insurance.
Motor Driving Lessons:
The Irish School of Motoring has offered Nua staff a €105 discount off driving lessons, from €600 to €495. To avail of the discount, lessons must be purchased in a bundle of 12. Participants will receive 12 EDT car driving lessons, free access to ‘Safe Drive’ and the ‘Mock Theory Test’ online, and access to qualified driving instructors nationwide.
Campion Insurance are offering Nua staff a 10% discount on their home insurance.
We have been working in the background to secure the most cost-effective solutions for our employees in any way we can during this difficult time. We are delighted to announce our latest employee benefit partnership with PrePay Power.
If you switch over to PrePay Power in October 2022, you will immediately receive a €150 welcome credit for electricity + a €100 welcome credit if you choose to avail of Prepay Power’s gas solution.
On top of this, you will also receive a further €200 Government credit before year end and potentially additional credits in the New Year linked to the Government’s Energy Credit Scheme.
Availing of electricity and gas solutions through PrePay Power could see you receive a total of up to €450 before the end of 2022. No set up costs, no hidden fees and no unexpected bills at the end of the month.
Jones Oil offer Nua staff special discounted rates for Kerosene and Gas heating oil.
Your Fitness and Wellbeing At Your Leisure
We have secured discounted gym and health club membership packages for staff in leisure clubs all over Ireland. We have also teamed up with the hotel group, Dalata (Clayton and Maldron) for discounts on staycations across Ireland and trips to the North of Ireland and the UK. Só Hotels have also offered a 10% discount based on best available B&B rates booked online. Só hotels consist of the Athlone Springs Hotel and Leisure Club, Castle Oaks House, Castletroy Park, Charleville Park, The Killeshin Hotel and Leisure Club, and Lough Rea Hotel and Spa.
Mobile Phone Bills:
In partnership with 3 mobile, we have secured bill pay packages from as little as €25 per month excluding VAT, to include ‘all you can eat data’, unlimited calls and texts, and exclusive access to rewards and offers through the 3Plus loyalty programme.
25% off all items (excluding baby food, General Medical Services Scheme and the Drugs Payment Scheme charges).