Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne has announced that Bupa Health Services has been awarded the ADF Health Services Contract for the provision of health services to Defence members, effective 1 July.
These arrangements support the delivery of a range of primary and specialist health services at both on-base health facilities and through a network of off-base service providers.
“Delivering health services to over 80,000 ADF members and reservists is a complex and important undertaking and after a rigorous procurement process Bupa demonstrated it is able to deliver Defence’s requirements,” Minister Pyne said. “Under the new contract, ADF members will continue to receive the full scope of health services they currently receive.
“Defence remains committed to maintaining continuity of care in delivering high quality health services for ADF members”.
The new contract moves health services from an existing arrangement with Medibank, which signed a $1.3 billion contract with Defence in June 2012 to deliver a comprehensive suite of five health services to ADF personnel.
In a statement, Defence thanked Medibank Health Solutions "for the service it has provided to ADF members under the existing contract."