Media Release – Australian Defence Force Health Solutions contract extension – 18 February 2016

18 February 2016 | Media Release

Defence extends health services contract with Medibank Health Solutions

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. This contract sees MHS provide critical 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.

“Defence’s highest priority is the health and well being of its personnel. Through this extension our servicemen and women will continue to receive seamless high quality health care” Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health, 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.

Media contact:
Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946

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