HPS Cements Growth with Extended Healthscope Contract

Tony Wyatt, HPS Chief Executive Officer with Robert Cooke, Healthscope Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

HPS has cemented its robust market position with the re-signing of a national contract with Healthscope Limited.

The contract, for the provision of pharmacy services nationally, has been renewed, showing the confidence that Healthscope has in HPS.

HPS Chief Executive Officer Tony Wyatt said HPS would use the opportunity to build upon the existing decade-long partnership through an extension of services.

“Hospitals are looking for a pharmacy partner they can trust to help them care for their patients. This extended contract is a sign of the trust that Healthscope has in us,” Mr Wyatt said.

“We will be rolling out a number of innovative and tailored solutions to Healthscope’s hospitals including a WebPas two-way data exchange which will allow electronic medication summaries to be received upon discharge.”

Managing Director and CEO of Healthscope Robert Cooke said HPS’ innovative solutions ensure Healthscope patients gain access to new and emerging treatments and provide them with the highest quality of care.

“Both companies share a vision for delivering first-rate healthcare to hospital patients and we are very fortunate to have developed an outstanding relationship which will continue to grow,” Mr Cooke said.

Starting in Adelaide 40 years ago, HPS is now the country’s largest independent provider of pharmacy services to private hospitals, public hospitals and cancer centres.

Mr Wyatt said the Healthscope contract represented enormous certainty for the future and provided a solid foundation to support exponential growth.

“We are cementing ourselves as the leader in the Australian pharmacy industry and the pharmacy service provider of choice within the private hospital market segment,” he said.

HPS currently services 34 of Healthscope’s 46 hospitals.