HPS Deliver On-Site Pharmacy Services at Waratah Private Hospital

It is with great pleasure and excitement that HPS announces a new on-site pharmacy at Waratah Private Hospital in New South Wales.

Waratah Private Hospital is a full service private hospital located in Southern Sydney which houses six operating theatres, and is licenced for 58 beds and 19 oncology day chairs. This contract marks a new partnership with Evolution Healthcare and a continuing expansion of HPS’ existing partnership with Genesis CancerCare.

A new client for HPS, Evolution Healthcare is a leading provider of state-of-the-art private hospitals; committed to advancing the quality of medical and surgical healthcare, and operating with a focus on improving the management of private healthcare facilities across Australia and New Zealand.

On-site at Waratah Private Hospital, HPS will be providing imprest management services to the hospital through a new on-site pharmacy. Kathryn McKeefry, General Manager and Director of Nursing at Waratah Private Hospital, anticipates a successful partnership.

“Waratah Private Hospital is continuing to transform the landscape of private healthcare in the region and provide for the community. We’re delighted to welcome HPS Pharmacies who are renowned for their reliability of service, speed of responsiveness and strength of clinical relationships. We look forward to Waratah Private Hospital having instant access to advanced pharmaceutical care and services”.

Genesis CancerCare will be operating a cancer treatment facility, including a radiation oncology centre and a 19 chair medical oncology centre at the hospital. Radiation services will be available from October 2014 and medical oncology services are set to follow in early 2015.

HPS has been partnering with Genesis CancerCare in Joondalup, Western Australia, for over a year and Waratah Private Hospital represents an extension of the valuable relationship already formed.

Genesis CancerCare is Australia’s largest provider of radiation oncology services, with a national network of comprehensive cancer centres across Australia.

Practice Manager and Chief Radiation Therapist at Genesis CancerCare NSW, Scott Piggott says “We look forward to providing our patients with access to high quality care in our comprehensive cancer treatment facility and reducing the pressure on other facilities in the Southern Sydney region, which are experiencing extended treatment wait lists”.

“By partnering with HPS and Waratah Private Hospital our patients will be able to access all required services in the one location, making things a little easier for our patients undergoing treatment”, he said.

HPS will commence operations on-site at Waratah Private Hospital in early November 2014, with Pharmacy Manager, Peter Magdapoulos, and Choi-Ling Batten, Regional Operations Manager – NSW, overseeing the site.

Choi is looking forward to cultivating highly successful partnerships and building upon HPS’ existing portfolio. “Working with both Evolution Healthcare and Genesis CancerCare in New South Wales is a relationship I look forward to strengthening and fostering; these partnerships are built on shared values of high quality patient care, which can only be achieved with equally dedicated partners such as these. I am anticipating a highly successful site at Waratah Private Hospital, and am excited to continue working with our valued clients; the resources and partnership will allow us to not only operate, but to really flourish and shine”, says Choi.

The importance of dedication to quality and positive relationships are a key factor in the success of the site, as Kathryn iterates, “sound pharmaceutical care from informed staff will build strong clinical relationships and provide a friendly face to pharmacy care and services at Waratah Private Hospital”.

The new HPS – Waratah Private site delivers extensive value for HPS and reinforces its presence in NSW as it expands its oncology footprint nationally. Additionally, the site signifies a new partnership for HPS in Evolution Healthcare, and a renewed longevity in HPS’ relationship with Genesis CancerCare. HPS has again delivered upon its charter for growth and continuous drive towards excellence.