Case Studies

  • NAHRLS

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    The Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS) is a component of the Australian Government’s National Health and Hospital Network Reform agenda and has been established to address the challenges and barriers that rural and remote health professionals face when accessing short term leave.

    NAHRLS is focused on supporting health service organisations by administering an uncomplicated start-to-finish locum placement service which aims to enhance the ability of eligible health professionals to take leave and improve access of rural and remote communities to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

    The Project

    NAHRLS was established under a contract awarded by the Department of Health and Ageing to Aspen Medical Pty Ltd in April 2011. The programme supports rural and remote health services by providing suitably matched nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to fill short term placements (up to 14 days per request) while staff are on leave.

    The primary objective of the programme is to ensure rural and remote health services maintain sufficient staff-to-patient ratio while permanent staff take leave for continuing professional development (CPD), training, and personal leave.

    NAHRLS is responsible for all the administration associated with recruiting and credentialing appropriate locums. NAHRLS arrange and cover all the costs of the locum’s travel, accommodation, meals and incentives payments whilst on placement. There are no agency fees, the hosting organisation is only responsible for covering the base locum wage (including superannuation) for the period the locum is required.

     

    “The ability to allow health providers a staffing resource through NAHRLS certainly encourages Managers to support the endeavours of their staff in maintaining currency and competency.”

    Mark Leddy, Practice Manager

    Camperdown, Victoria

  • Al Minhad Training

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Aspen Medical is contracted by the Department of Defence to deliver the ‘Care of Battle Casualties’ first aid training course to all Australian Defence Force personnel deploying to the Middle East.

    Aspen is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and also accredited in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Aspen is an Accredited Training Provider for professional organisations such as the Australasian College of GP’s, the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine and The Royal College of Nursing Australia.

    Aspen delivers First Responder training to the resources sector in remote locations across Australia including the Pilbara and far North QLD.

    Aspen provides medical practitioners and allied health professionals to all 52 ADF facilities across Australia. The training is being undertaken at the Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates by Aspen Medical medics with recent combat experience.

    The Project

    The ‘Care of Battle Casualties’ training is being undertaken at the Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates by Aspen Medical medics with recent combat experince.

    Aspen Medical was contracted to provide ‘Combat First Aid Training’ to these troops before they are deployed into the field. The training course is designed for troops to adequately provide medical service to their fellow soldiers in the field and stabilise them until an evacuation can
    be completed.

    Among the instructors is John Walter, of Melbourne, a former Special Operations Command medic and veteran of three tours, of Afghanistan.

    He said the aim was to prepare Australian personnel to treat combat casualties under circumstances where they may still be under insurgent fire.

    “Military medicine is certainly evolving. Previously, first aid courses were just about putting on a bandage, putting on a triangle bandage, putting on a splint,” he said.

    “Now we integrate the tactical component with the treatment and care of the battle casualty.”

  • Cambodia

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    In 2011, Aspen Medical was asked to Camber support of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) contract.

    GPOI is a U.S. government-funded security assistance program intended to enhance international capacity to effectively conduct United Nations and regional peace support operations (PSOs) by building partner country capabilities to train and sustain peacekeeping proficiencies; increasing the number of capable military troops and formed police units (FPUs) available for deployment; and facilitating the preparation, logistical support, and deployment of military units and FPUs to PSOs.

    Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) medical units were selected to replace the Bangladesh military currently staffing the UN hospital in Juba, South Sudan. This UN hospital is part of UNMISS, the United Nations Mission to South Sudan. As part of this scheduled rotation the UN provides troop-contributing countries with the necessary UN medical doctrine and clinical instruction to assure mission success. Aspen Medical USA was selected to provide this medical training.part of UNMISS, the United Nations Mission to South Sudan.

    The Project

    Aspen Medical USA was contracted by Camber Corporation, a large US defense contractor, to develop and deliver the medical training programs for the RCAF. This contract was part of a larger US Department of State sponsored contract known as GPOI.

    Aspen Medical USA personnel traveled to Cambodia in late 2011 and provided multiple modules of instruction to the RCAF in UN Medical Doctrine, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Trauma Life Support and other War Surgery topics. Aspen also developed and delivered medical modules specific to the diseases and injuries seen in South Sudan. Aspen’s previous experience in both South Sudan and multiple UN medical efforts makes us ideally suited to provide customized training for UN peacekeeping missions.

  • UK Hospital Projects

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    The GSup project was a government initiative partly to demonstrate improvements in health care provision. GSup was a two phased project introduced during a period of restructure within the NHS and Nuffield Hospital system. This included:

    • The development of Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) from the Department of Health (DoH) to implement value for money health care. Each SHA is responsible for a number of Primary Care Teams (PCT) which equate to a GP who refer in patients requiring NHS treatment to the SHA. The PCT and SHA were still coming to terms with the new operational framework.
    • Strategic change and restructure within Nuffield resulted in an increase in workload and demand for services associated with the GSup project, more RN’s were required and were unable to be sourced.

    Hospital Department Supported: Orthopaedics and Anaesthetists. Aspen conducted 7000 hip and knee replacements and 5000 minor orthopaedic procedures during this engagement period.

    There are several Nuffield hospitals located throughout Northern England. These hospitals include: Nuffield House Surbiton, Nuffield Hospital Leeds, Nuffield Hospital Harrogate, Nuffield Hospital Lancaster, Nuffield Hospital Cleveland, and Nuffield Hospital Cheltenham.

  • Center for Civil Military Relations

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Aspen Medical USA has expanded services in the provision of global health, medical, technical expertise, and policy making for U.S. Department of Defense global health engagements through the establishment of a Global Health Program at the Center for Civil Military Relations (CCMR) at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterrey, California. Aspen Medical USA, as a Subcontractor to Camber Corporation at CCMR, leads the design and management of the Global Health Program.

    Aspen established the program as an integral partner in expanding CCMR’s mission of building partner capacity and improving interagency and international coordination and cooperation. CCMR addresses civil-military challenges with a focus on global health engagements.

    The project

    Aspen Medical USA’s support to Camber Corporation and CCMR’s Global Health Program includes:

    • Training and Education: designing and implementing global health training and education initiatives for DoD and USG partners in the Asia-Pacific region;
    • Policy Advisement: providing expertise and experience to advise DoD global health engagement policy, COCOM global heatlh engagement guidance, and contingency health planning;
    • Coordinating and aligning COCOM Global Health Engagements;
    • Providing technical guidance on multiple facets global health;
    • Global Public Health Research: conducting evaluative research, baseline assessments, and literature reviews to inform the design of meaningful programmatic activities
    • Designing, implementing, and evaluating global health programs with an emphasis on capacity building for a country of region’s health system.
  • Remote Area Health Corps

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    The Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative (EHSDI) is part of a joint initiative between the Australian Government and Northern Territory Government to progress both Governments’ Closing the Gap policies and address Aboriginal disadvantage, with substantial funding allocated to improve access to health services.

    A major area of the initiative was the establishment of the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC), a company that could recruit and provide additional health professionals to expand the delivery of primary health care services in remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.

    The project

    In late 2008 Aspen Medical was contracted by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) of the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) to establish and manage RAHC.

    RAHC recruits and supports urban-based health professionals – doctors, nurses, dental and allied health - to work in primary health services for Aboriginal people in remote areas of the Northern Territory. Assignments are paid and for short periods of three weeks to three months enabling health professionals to maintain their professional and personal obligations at home while participating in efforts to improve Aboriginal health.

    Since establishing over 2 years ago, RAHC has facilitated more than 880 health professional placements in remote communities in the Northern Territory, providing more than 3145 weeks of additional health service in the region.

  • Roy Hill Iron Ore

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Aspen Medical will provide a complete range of medical and environmental health services to support operations to all Roy Hill sites. These services include 24/7 medical evacuation services, primary health care support, 24/7 e-medicine consultation, medical logistics and equipment support, pre-employment and medical assessments, drug testing and the provision of medical consumables and equipment. At Roy Hill Aspen has crafted the most appropriate medical solutions to suit the requirements of the customer.

    Testimonials

    “Aspen Medical has provided our company with a flexible medical solution in this geographically diverse and environmentally challenging area of Western Australia. The paramedics provide a terrific service under difficult conditions” Scott Franklin, Manager Emergency & Security, Roy Hill project.

    “I would like to thank the Aspen Medical medic who did a terrific and professional job carried out under difficult conditions” Manager Construction, RM Roy Hill project.

    The project

    Aspen Medical has been contracted by Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd to provide integrated healthcare services to the Roy Hill Project. This project encompasses an iron ore mine, 344km of heavy rail and a port facility at Port Hedland. The deposit is located north of Newman, at the eastern end of the Chichester Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    This project builds on Aspen’s work providing the resource sector with tailored healthcare solutions in remote and challenging environments.

  • Origin

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Origin has engaged Aspen Medical to provide comprehensive field medical services to the APLNG project and existing Origin CSG operations sites. The Australia Pacific LNG project is an incorporated joint venture between Origin, Conoco Phillips and Sinopec, which will transport CSG from central south west Queensland via a new 530km pipeline to a two-train LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.

    This project supports Australian Pacific LNG’s focus on safety, and helps ensure that the project is not a burden on local public health infrastructure. With the number of workers engaged on the upstream components of the Australia Pacific LNG project expected to peak at 4,000, the Field Medical Services will provide medical care, proactive health programs and a first line emergency response as required.

    The project

    Field Medical Services provided by Aspen include medical centres at the Condabri and Reedy Creek workers camps, and satellite paramedic facilities at Condabri, Orana, Talinga, Reedy Creek, Combabula, Spring Gully and Taloona.

    The medical centres are permanently staffed by doctors, occupational nurses and administration staff while the satellite centres have highly trained paramedics on 24 hour call. The medical centres feature pharmaceutical prescription services, state of the art e-medicine video links to health specialists, and electronic medical record management systems.

    Aspen personnel provide the best possible health promotion advice, safety induction and toolbox training for all principal and sub-contractors employed across the project sites. Aspen draws on unique operational experience to provide the highest quality medical care and medical personnel.

  • Personnel to the UK MoD in Afghanistan

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    In December 2011, Aspen Healthcare Solutions Limited (AHS) was awarded an Enabling Contract to enhance medical capability by providing contracted medical staff for Operation Herrick (Afghanistan).

    The contracted medical staff will be recruited into positions where the UK

    Defence Medical Services has a shortfall in available trained military medical manpower for deployment. Aspen contracted staff will deploy in Afghanistan under the auspices of Contractors on Deployed Operations (CONDO).

    Following a strict credentialing process, successful candidates conduct CONDO training, designed to prepare a candidate for work in an operational zone. In addition, the candidates will also conduct specialist training at the UK MoD’s Medical Training Facility.

    The Project

    Personnel selected for the 3 month deployments provide nursing care to British Servicemen and Women, contractors and local civilians whom are entitled to use the military hospital.

    The Aspen staff have a unique opportunity to enhance their clinical skills in a dynamic environment and to play a major role in taking healthcare forward for patients at all stages of their recovery and recuperation.

    Working in an austere environment at the cutting edge of trauma care Aspen’s selection process ensures that the deployed healthcare professionals have proven clinical skills and the vision and passion to optimise high quality care.

    Being a good team player they will work with their military colleagues and the nursing team leaders to help foster good communication and improved processes to enhance the patient pathway.

  • Afghanistan UAE Army Medical Services

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    In 2010, Aspen Healthcare Solutions Limited (AHS), was invited to take part in negotiations to supply the UAE Army Medical Serivces with Role 1 & Role 2 deployable medical facilities. Following a visit to the UK facilities by the UAE Army Medical Services Project Team, which included a demonstration of the Company’s capabilities, Aspen was invited to conduct a field trial during the hottest part of the year.

    The purpose of the field trial was to ensure that the solution offered by Aspen was capable of performing in the most austere of environments and, that it was the best solution offered by competing companies.

    The Project

    Aspen Healthcare Solutions has been contracted to supply the UAE Army Medical Services with the following:

    • Trailer Mounted Power Systems -16:
    • Trailer Mounted Cooling Systems -16;
    • Soft skinned shelters -16;
    • Medical ancillary equipment.

    The project will enable the UAE Army Medical Battalions to deploy in remote and austere environments in support of the main fighting force, providing the ability to establish a Medical Treatment Facility in less than 20 minutes from arriving in location.

    The equipment supplied will provide a suitable environment for patients to be treated prior to evacuation to a base hospital.

    The project will be delivered into the UAE and commissioned in June 2012.

  • Afghanistan MoD Incinerators

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    In November 2011, Aspen Healthcare Solutions Limited (AHS) was awarded the contract to provide Mobile Medical Incinerators and a comprehensive support package which included; training, spares support and integrated Logistic Support.

    The equipment and support package were being procured as an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) which meant that Aspen had less than six weeks to deliver the system to the UK MoD’s Purple Gate ready for deployment.

    In order to meet the deadline for the UOR, Aspen worked with partners to provide a comprehensive availability solution based on a long standing and reliable product incorporating modern design and innovation.

    The Project

    The MoD required a highly durable medical incinerator that would be capable of operating in harsh and inhospitable environments. The Aspen solution is proven in extreme environmental conditions, the design also ensures low life cycles through the use of readily available component parts with established reliability.

    Recognising the requirement for a robust and reliable medical incinerator, with a sustainable and referenced support package, Aspen provided a system which is currently in service and supported in a significant number of locations worldwide to military and civilian organisations including NATO coalition countries such as the US.

    The incinerators being used at the field hospital location in Bastion and operated by civilian CONDO staff as part of a much wider contract. The incinerators were procured and shipped within the UOR timetable and are now operating successfully in Afghanistan.

  • PNG Cholera outbreak

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    In September 2009 a deadly Cholera outbreak began on the mainland of Papua New Guinea (PNG). By 2010 this outbreak had spread through to the Western Province of the country killing many local residents and affecting thousands more.

    AusAid began monitoring the situation and after meeting with the World Health Organisation decided to undertake a joint mission to the region to address ways to prevent the further spread of the disease.

    The Project

    Aspen Medical was contracted by AusAID to assist the Cholera Emergency Response Committee for the Western Province of PNG in their efforts to contain the severe Cholera outbreak sweeping through remote areas of the country.

    Aspen Medical provide technical advice on water and sanitation measures for the immediate emergency response on the island of Daru. From November 2010 through to early January 2011, Aspen Medical’s team, including a Water and Sanitation Advisor, provided advice to help prevent the further spread of Cholera by identifying the factors that were contributing to the latest outbreak in the region.

    Aspen Medical’s support included ensuring the municipal piped water supply on Daru was treated to a potable standard and working with authorities to advocate for an increase in access to potable water for the local residents.

    Aspen Medical also oversaw the distribution of narrow neck water containers and soap to the affected population on Daru and other villages. Aspen Medical worked alongside members of AusAID, the World Health Organisation and the local committee to strengthen the response.

    Aspen Medical will continue to play an active role in monitoring this outbreak.

  • Wheatstone Project

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Aspen Medical is engaged by Bechtel Australia to provide medical services for the Chevron operated Wheatstone LNG Project. The Project is located at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of the town of Onslow on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. Medical Services are being delivered from start of construction to Transfer of Care and Custody (TCC), a period of approximately 6 years.

    The project

    Aspen staff will include: medical officers, nurse practitioners, nurses, intensive care paramedics, medical technicians, physiotherapists, administrative staff and subcontracted support.

    The health and medical services will include diagnosis, management and review of urgent and non-urgent illness and injury, medical staff and dispensing of medications.

    • Primary Health Care
    • Health Screening
    • Medical Treatment Protocols/Standards
    • Emergency Services
    • Short-Term Critical Care/High Dependency Care
    • Short-Term Non-Critical Care
    • Medical Evacuation Services
    • Imaging Services (Limited to X-ray)
    • Laboratory Services
    • Pharmaceuticals and Consumables
    • First Aid Kit Maintenance
    • Patient Medical Record Management
    • Case Management
    • Remote Office Support and Specialist Consultations
  • WARAME

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    In 2006, Aspen Medical met with the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) with the view to streamline and enhance the health logistics services of the oil and gas industry on the North West Shelf in Western Australia.

    Aspen Medical’s proposal outlined Aero Medical Evacuation(AME), both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, AME qualified medical teams, road ambulance transport, a 24/7 call centre, and integration into the 71 Western Australian country health hospitals and 3 major Perth hospitals.

    The oil and gas industry recognised that employee safety and well being was common to each company and through Aspen Medical sought a consortium approach to health logistics in the region.

    The project

    Aspen Medical has been contracted by a number of multinational oil and gas companies to provide complete AME services across West Australia. This contract, to last up to 9 years, sees Aspen Medical place a full time AME aircraft with two aircrew and medical crew, at Karratha, in Western Australia’s remote northern region. Aspen has also developed an integrated model to support the local health economy.

  • Caboolture

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Caboolture is a large metropolitan suburb approximately 45 minutes north of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland.

    Caboolture Hospital is managed by Queensland Health, a State Government health body that delivers a range of public services to the people of Queensland including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs throughout the State.

    In 2006 Caboolture Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) was downgraded, and the majority of its ED staff consolidated to the Redcliffe Hospital Emergency Department 28km away. Following this decision community pressure dictated that the Caboolture Hospital ED be reopened.

    The project

    Aspen Medical was contracted by Queensland Health to reestablish the capability and capacity of the ED at Caboolture Hospital. Aspen Medical was required to extend the Caboolture Hospital ED’s operating hours from 8am to 11pm daily and then to a 24hrs a day operation within 3 weeks of signing the contract. Aspen Medical was also contracted to undertake a complete review of the Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department and associated hospital functions.

    Outcome

    At the completion of the project Aspen Medical had facilitate significant outcomes for the ED including:

    • The capacity to provide services 24 hours, 7 days per week
    • The recruitment of a full team of medical staff
    • Training had recommenced with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
    • A complete redesign and redevelopment of the ED, including all facility upgrades and equipment changeovers
    • The service was transitioned back to Queensland Health management with all staff retained and appointment conditions recognised
  • National Ambulance Company

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government has begun utilising a range of innovative methods to grow healthcare capability across the country. One of those initiatives is to establish and manage a private ambulance service in Abu Dhabi, operated in a corporate partnership by the Abu Dhabi Police and an established international healthcare provider.

    After an international search by the Abu Dhabi Police, Aspen Medical was selected as the international healthcare partner, over companies from Europe and the USA, due to our reputation for innovation, high quality operations, clinical standards and experience in remote areas.

    The corporation – the National Ambulance Company(NAC) will initially provide private ambulance services in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

    The project

    This ground-breaking partnership, the first with an Australian company, will pioneer new models of healthcare service development and delivery throughout the UAE and the region.

    The NAC has begun recruitment and operational planning and has been providing emergency services since February 2011. It is anticipated that the NAC will quickly expand to provide ambulance cover for major private and public events throughout the Emirate and further afield.

    The services the NAC will provide are critical to the safe conduct of a range of activities across the UAE.

  • Albury Wodonga

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    The Albury Wodonga Military Area (AWMA) centres around two main Australian Army Bases with the primary focus being training of Army personnel. The Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) is the largest unit.

    Approximately 506 Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Australian Public Service personnel are permanently located within the AWMA with approximately 6000 trainees attending courses throughout the year.

    The Project

    Aspen Medical has been contracted by the Australian Department of Defence for the provision of all health services at AWMA.

    Albury Wodonga is one of only two ADF sites in Australia where the complete health services are contracted out to a civilian contractor. Aspen Medical provides or manages all health services, from primary care, to diagnostics (pathology and radiology), allied health (such as pharmacy and physiotherapy), rehabilitation and secondary care.

    Aspen Medical is responsible for:

    • Provision of Primary Health Care Services
    • Provision of Allied Health Services
    • Low Dependency Care Services
    • General Practice Dental Services
    • Specialist Outpatient Services
    • Administration of all Inpatient Services
    • Diagnostic Services

    Aspen Medical has recently signed an extension with the Australian Department of Defence on the contract at the AWMA until June 2012, with options for extensions for a further two years.

  • Puckapunyal

    Background

    The Puckapunyal Military Area (PMA) is a major Australian Army training base situated near Seymour, Victoria, 100km north of Melbourne. The PMA covers an area of some 50,000 hectares. Within the PMA, the Puckapunyal Training Area (PTA), comprises of 43,850 hectares, and is used for the complete scope of live firing and field activities.

    The PMA has a permanent population of around 1,100 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. Approximately 50,000 students, range users and visitors also visit the PMA each year.

    The Project

    Aspen Medical has been contracted by the Australian Department of Defence since 2005 to provide all health services at the PMA.

    Puckapunyal is one of only two ADF sites in Australia where the complete health services are contracted out to a civilian contractor. Aspen Medical provides or manages all health services, from primary care, to diagnostics (pathology and radiology), allied health (such as pharmacy and physiotherapy), rehabilitation and secondary care.

    Aspen Medical is responsible for:

    • Provision of primary health care services
    • Provision of allied health services
    • Low dependency care services
    • General practice dental services
    • Specialist outpatient services
    • Administration of all inpatient services
    • Diagnostic services

    Aspen Medical has recently signed an extension with the Australian Department of Defence on the contract at the PMA until June 2012, with options for extensions for a further two years.

  • Timor Leste

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    Following the civil unrest in Timor Leste in April 2006 the then Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, welcomed offers of foreign military assistance from several nations.

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) deployed to Timor Leste to assist the Government of Timor Leste and the United Nations bring stability, security and confidence to the Timorese people. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is also working alongside the ADF to assist with this mission. Together, the ADF and NZDF personnel form the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) in Timor Leste.

    The Project

    Aspen Medical was contracted to rapidly deploy to Timor Leste in support of the ISF to provide health and medical services to ADF and Australian Federal Police personnel deployed to Dili. Aspen Medical has now been providing primary health care in Timor Leste since May 2006.

    Services are provided across 4 main areas.

    • 1. Clinical and Ancillary Health Care Services:
      • Primary Care;
      • Pathology;
      • Radiology;
      • Ward Care;
      • An Intensive Care Unit (ICU);
      • Surgery;
      • Emergency Care, including
      • resuscitation and ambulance services; and
      • Aeromedical evacuation
    • 2. International Medical Retrieval;
    • 3. Public and Environmental Health and Health Management;
    • 4. Pharmaceuticals, Consumables, and Blood.
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  • Solomon Islands

    Services currently provided:

    Background

    The Australian Government, in conjunction with the New Zealand and other Pacific Island Governments, is providing a range of support services to restore law and order to the Solomon Islands. This support covers military, policing and other Government aid.

    Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force personnel are currently based in the Solomon Islands as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands(RAMSI). RAMSI was initiated in 2003 in response to a request for international aid by the Solomon Islands.

    The Project

    Aspen Medical has been contracted to provide medical and dental services to RAMSI personnel and other Australian Government employees based in the Solomon Islands. Aspen Medical has provided these services since May 2004.

    Aspen Medical’s facility is located at a military-style base, called the Guadalcanal Beach Resort (GBR). The medical facility consists of 4 buildings which include a 10 bed ward, pharmacy, primary health care services, dental service, pathology service, resuscitation bays, environmental health, administration offices and store facilities.

    There is also a mobile surgical unit (pictured right) with radiology, an operating room and an intensive care/recovery unit. Aspen Medical also has aeromedical evacuation and road ambulance retrieval capability in the Solomon Islands.

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