Australian Defence Force Health Services Contract Annual Report
18 December 2013
The first Australian Defence Force (ADF) Health Services Contract Annual Report prepared by Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) was released today by Defence and MHS.
The Garrison Health Services Annual Report 2013 provides a summary of the services delivered under the ADF Health Services Contract, including the total costs of more than $170 million expended in the provision of healthcare services to ADF members.
Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin said this was the first year of the contract, and that the report provided information on the volume, cost and quality of health services that our servicemen and women have received through MHS.
“MHS has delivered 838,000 on-base health professional hours between October 2012 and June 2013, ensuring ADF members have received high quality health services on Defence bases across Australia,” Air Marshal Binskin said.
The report details that between 1 October 2012 and 30 June 2013, ADF members nationally had received through MHS access to:
- 8600 Health Hotline calls;
- 194,000 pathology tests;
- 9000 imaging and radiology procedures;
- 77,000 medical specialist services;
- 45,000 allied health services;
- 11,000 hospital services;
- 66,000 rehabilitation assessments; and
- 72,000 optical tests and items.
The ADF Health Services Contract commenced on 1 July 2012 for an initial term of four years, with service delivery commencing from 1 October 2012. The contract delivers health services across five service streams nationally.
“Defence remains committed to delivering high quality, seamless healthcare to our servicemen and women, and looks forward to working on further enhancements to the healthcare system with MHS over the life of the ADFHS contract,” Air Marshal Binskin said.
The Garrison Health Services Annual Report 2013 is available on both Defence and MHS websites at:
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999