Defence extends health services contract

Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) will continue to provide important health services to ADF personnel for a further two years, following the extension of its current contract.

In June 2012 after a competitive tender process Defence signed a $1.3 billion contract with MHS to deliver a comprehensive suite of health services to ADF personnel across Australia.

viewee_twoee_preloadedThis contract sees MHS provide critical health services including on-base health support, pathology, imaging and radiology and a 24 hour ADF national health hotline.

The agreement with MHS was for an initial four year and four month term ending on 31 October 2016.

The agreement also contained a further two year extension option.

Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health, said Defence’s highest priority was the health and wellbeing of its personnel.

“Through this extension our servicemen and women will continue to receive seamless high quality health care,” Air Vice-Marshal Smart said.

“This extension will also assist Defence to gain further efficiencies by streamlining the delivery of health services and optimising current services through further innovation and technology.”

The agreement is now due to expire on 31 October 2018.

 

 

 

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