Working with a disability taught me to be structured, disciplined and a little courageous!

Published: December 8, 2016

My name is Nick Rousch and I work in the finance department at ahm. I have a rare, chronic, degenerative neurological disorder resulting in wheelchair dependency, but I’m fortunate to be able to manage my condition.  The Medibank purpose, Better Health For Better Lives, along with my passion for supporting and promoting healthy lifestyle activities, is in my DNA. I live this mission every day.

I’ve always been inspired by the legacy of the late Roy Johnson, founder of ahm (originally called the Local Government Employees Medical and Hospital Club). Following the death of his daughter Lynne from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Roy was inspired to start a health fund to help other parents with sick children and worked at ahm for 23 years.

For me personally, this tradition of support continues at ahm and Medibank. To enable me to do my role, I was provided with an ergonomic keyboard and mouse, as well as the installation of an electronic bathroom door in the office bathroom.  A big thank you to my manager for these initiatives.


Working at ahm with a disability has taught me to be highly structured, disciplined and a little courageous!  I attribute this to the flexible work-life balance instilled within our organisation’s culture.

I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank my work colleagues at ahm, as well as my direct family, who have supported and assisted me in so many ways.

I am proud to be associated with the dual brands, ahm and Medibank!


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