HPS and Healthscope Continue Their Legacy

Re-signing with HPS demonstrates the confidence that Healthscope has with HPS’s network of pharmacies’ existing levels of pharmacy service, and directly supports the business’ vision and direction of growth in the future by renewing its strong business partnership for another six years.

It also signifies a broadening of the partnership between HPS and Healthscope with the majority of Healthscope owned hospitals now serviced by HPS’s network of pharmacies.

“We are delighted for the opportunity to add further value to the existing partnership through an extension of our services, and a closer working relationship between our two companies in providing the highest quality of care to hospital patients around Australia,” says HPS’s CEO, Tony Wyatt.

HPS’s network of pharmacies have been the pharmacy service provider of choice to Healthscope for the last six years, representing a significant proportion of HPS’s network of pharmacies’ footprint nationally.

Healthscope’s National Pharmacy Manager, Kate Baker, says HPS’s network of pharmacies is a national provider of pharmacy services with a focus on public and private hospitals, whose strength lies within the highly specialised area of medication management.

“Having a strong relationship with HPS has paid dividends in the overall quality of care we deliver,” says Kate.

“Our short-term focus will be further leveraging HPS’s network of pharmacies’ experience and knowledge of hospital pharmacy accreditation and quality use of medicines to enhance our national program of developing excellence.”

Excellence is a guiding principle for HPS in the pursuit of delivering the highest quality pharmacy services, with core values well aligned to that of Healthscope’s.

Kate says, she is excited moving forward by the continuity of expertise for best practice and medication management delivered by HPS’s network of pharmacies.

“Their continuity of reporting and processes also ensures the individual needs of our hospital sites are met to a high standard.

“HPS’s network of pharmacies clinical pharmacists have the expertise to interact with all levels of personnel at our hospitals, from our nursing staff to doctors, and the patients themselves to our Executive Team. This high level of open communication ultimately contributes to the highest quality patient care,” she says.

Tony believes securing this contract delivers significant value for HPS as it’s network of pharmacies cements itself as the leader in the Australian pharmacy industry and the pharmacy service provider of choice within the private hospital market segment.

“The contract represents enormous future certainty for HPS, enhancing our longevity, and providing a solid foundation to support the exponential growth secured in the last nine months,” he says.