Pay for Quality Initiative

Health Minister Peter Dutton congratulated private hospital operator Healthscope and health insurer BUPA on their Pay for Quality initiative.

Page last updated: 26 June 2014

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26 June 2014

Health Minister Peter Dutton today congratulated private hospital operator Healthscope and health insurer BUPA on their Pay for Quality initiative.

The new Pay for Quality agreement was announced in Canberra today.

Mr Dutton said the arrangement would drive quality health outcomes for patients.

“This agreement is about quality and safety in healthcare and will provide greater transparency about treatment outcomes with incentives for high performance.

“Healthscope and BUPA are trusted names in healthcare and it is the private sector that will develop the innovations such as this agreement that will drive better outcomes and efficiencies in our entire health sector.”

Mr Dutton also welcomed Healthscope’s announcement of a $43 million expansion and redevelopment of its National Capital Private Hospital in Canberra.

The expansion will include the development of new operating theatres, intensive care and coronary care units and increase the private hospital from an 88 room facility to 150 beds.

“This will be a significant boost to health services available in the ACT.”

Liberal Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja the provision of extra hospital beds in Canberra was important for both the private and public health sectors.

“As we see capacity expand in the private sector, we do see the opportunity to take some pressure off the public sector,” he said.

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