St John of God Partners with HPS for Public and Private Hospital Development in Midland

HPS are excited to announce an extension of its valuable partnership with St John of God Health Care at a new development in Western Australia. St John of God Midland Public and St John of God Midland Private Hospital are currently undergoing construction, with an expected opening date of November 2015. The hospitals, a public private partnership with the Western Australian State Government, will be collocated within one complex, with 307 public beds and 60 private beds, 80% of which will be single occupancy. This represents a larger and more comprehensive health care facility closer to home for the local community.

“Working with HPS will complement our commitment to excellence in all aspects of patient care due to their depth of experience in providing hospital pharmacy services. They will play an important role in the provision of a holistic service for inpatients and outpatients”, says Dr Glen Power, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals Chief Executive Officer.

“HPS Pharmacies are delighted to be providing on-site pharmacy services to both the public and private hospitals. Having worked with St John of God Health Care for several years at St John of God Warrnambool Hospital, we look forward to further strengthening this successful partnership. Furthermore, HPS look forward to extending this partnership to the public sector, and anticipate a highly successful delivery of patient care across the entire campus”, says Tony Wyatt, HPS Partner and Chief Executive Officer.

St John of God Health Care have established a national reputation for consistently providing excellent, compassionate care to a range of communities, and in conjunction with HPS Pharmacies, will continue to provide this high quality care to the communities of Midland and surrounding areas.

Tin Huynh, Partner and General Manager – Business Development at HPS says, “This represents an enormous opportunity for HPS to partner with a leading hospital provider to deliver pharmacy services to public and private patients in the Midland area. HPS is extremely excited to be involved and looks forward to playing a key role in the delivery of health services”.

HPS’ second on-site pharmacy in Western Australia will deliver a responsive and quality dispensing and oncology pharmacy service. The state-of-the-art facility will allow for the provision of the highest quality of patient care via an all-encompassing pharmacy service. As a core value of HPS, innovation is deeply ingrained into HPS’ vision for health care.

St John of God Health Care together with HPS Pharmacies will incorporate a high level of technical innovation. Patient and medication data will be seamlessly and automatically exchanged between HPS’ ScripTrack® and ClinPod® 2015 applications, and the hospital administration and clinical management systems. This level of data integration will greatly assist in the efficient patient flow through the hospital resulting in minimised waiting times, particularly at discharge time.

“Transparent, automated transmission of patient and medication data facilitates improved patient outcomes with reduced risk, improve upon efficiencies and enhance hospital accreditation criteria. Particularly in the public hospital, the data extends out into the public health systems and forms an integral part of the electronic discharge summary which ensures information is available to other health providers in a timely manner” says Ian Bell, HPS’ Chief Information Officer. HPS will also be installing advanced high-speed robotic dispensing machines to further maximise efficiencies and to provide rapid, automated dispensing of the majority for patient medications.

Dr Power shares HPS’ vision for an innovation driven, highly effective health care facility. “We are aiming to provide the best possible patient experience at the new hospital, using evidence-based care supported by the latest technology and by partnering with innovative providers, such as HPS”.