The health sector faces significant challenges with an ageing population, rising health care costs, pressure on health service, personalised medicine, consumer directed care, technology analysis and delivery, market consolidation and workforce shortages.
Our clients are reimagining the delivery of services across the health and ageing spectrum. We're focussed on providing solutions that respond to industry trends and position our clients to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
We work with you across the full lifecycle of healthcare projects and operations, whether you’re a government department, a funding provider, a clinician or a private operator with a combination of healthcare assets: health services, private acute and day facilities, diagnostics, radiology, pathology, mental health, disability or chronic diseases.
Investments & commercial arrangements
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MinterEllison is a leading Australian law firm with a dedicated national retirement living, aged care and health practice. With a national network of technical and sector specialist lawyers, we have worked as strategic adviser to clients across the nation on retirement living, aged care and health for more than 30 years.
Navigating worlds as complex and fast-changing as retirement living, aged care and health requires advisers who not only have exceptional legal expertise, but who understand emerging market trends, the drivers of regulatory change and the day-to-day issues facing those who operate in those worlds. That’s why our clients value our advice. Put simply, we understand the worlds in which they operate and the challenges they are likely to face – and we have the specialist knowledge to advise them on how to best achieve their goals.
We have built our leading national reputation around a philosophy of being our clients’ ‘best partner’. Working collaboratively with you, our legal advisory experts will apply their deep understanding of retirement living, aged care and health to deliver practical solutions and insightful advice.
Whether you are looking for advice on the day to day issues of managing a retirement village, aged care facility or hospital or need to understand how complex government policy and legislative requirements apply to you, we have you covered. We speak your language and work with you to deliver the results you want.
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The private health insurance sector is a highly competitive environment. The insurers are constantly looking at improving their service offering to members and diversifying their operations. This gives rise to a raft of regulatory, legal and procurement issues.
We advise on the full spectrum of legal needs of private health insurers, including regulatory advice, front end policy advice, mergers and acquisitions (including fund mergers and conversions to ‘for profit’), intellectual property and IT, human resources and industrial disputes, leasing, health infrastructure, competition issues and health information.
Similar competition and regulatory pressures plague the medical indemnity insurance market, both with respect to cover offered to clinicians and healthcare facilities. Our advice offering discussed above also covers this market, with the additional offering of assisting you or your organisation when navigating the often challenging and stressful complaints or litigation phase. Our focus is on engaging with clients during this time to meet their needs and to resolve complaints or claims quickly and cost effectively while being ever present of managing and mitigating against reputational risks
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Commonwealth of Australia on the transfer of ownership of Mersey Community Hospital to the State of Tasmania.
Australian Unity on its Herston Quarter multi-use health precinct in Brisbane.
Victorian Government on the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre PPP.
Queensland Health on the IBM IT outsourcing dispute.
Asaleo Care on its IPO and ASX listing ($1.06bn market capitalisation).
Jangho Group on its $200m takeover offer for ASX-listed Vision Eye Institute Limited.
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services on various enterprise bargaining arrangements.
Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency (which has the responsibility for Australia's national digital health strategy and for the operation of My Health Record).