- Contract ensures continuing quality care
- Competitive pricing model to deliver $13 million in taxpayer savings
- Five-year extension secures service and allows planning for future needs
The Liberal National Government has extended the contract for the Peel Health Campus, ensuring continuity of service and saving taxpayers an estimated $13 million.
Health Minister John Day said the five-year contract extension, which would start in mid-2018, reflected the State Government's commitment to delivering high-quality services while reducing costs.
"Peel Health Campus is a vital part of the hospital network and provides essential health services in one of our most dynamic regions," Mr Day said.
"I am confident Ramsay Health Care will continue to provide high-quality services to the Peel community over the extended term of the contract, at a price which represents value-for-money to the State.
"The competitive contract pricing will bring Peel more in line with recent Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), which are delivering significant savings.
"For instance, the St John of God Midland Public Hospital PPP will save taxpayers an estimated $1.3 billion during its initial 20-year contract.
"As with any PPP, there will be ongoing monitoring at Peel to ensure all care and quality obligations under the contract are met."
The Minister said regular service reviews would continue to address the changing health care needs of the Peel community.
"The contract extension also gives us the opportunity to review and finalise clinical service planning based on the region's projected long-term health care requirements," he said.
- Peel Health Campus is a 193-bed public and private hospital managed by Ramsay Health Care
- In 2015-16, the Peel Health Campus provided the following services to public patients:
- more than 42,700 emergency department presentations
- more than 7,760 elective surgeries
- the delivery of more than 800 babies
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