Building a strong, sustainable healthcare industry

Hospitals and health services

Hospitals and health services providers are embarking on significant growth and transformation. Demand is rising as the sector faces an ageing population and the burden of chronic disease. In the face of rising medical costs, private health insurance pressure and increasing workforce shortages, the sector must transform in order to remain strong and sustainable. Fast tracked by the pandemic, the community's expectations are shifting as consumers demand more accessible, personalised care.


So what is the future of healthcare?

The focus remains on care quality, access and continuity. The best health outcomes for consumers and providers will be delivered through a connected health system that puts the consumer at the center of care. As we shift towards a more integrated health system we expect to see new business models and models of care, a rise in technology interoperability, data leverage and sharing, and the development of integrated health precincts.

We can support you on your transformation journey

Our team will work with you across the full lifecycle of healthcare deals, projects and operations. Whether you’re a private operator with a combination of healthcare assets, a government department, a funding provider, or a clinician , we can help you achieve the best outcome for your business and your patients.

As trusted advisors to key sector players, our team provides support with our extensive knowledge of Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation that impacts health services. We apply this deep understanding to projects and deals alike.

We have also supported clients in preparing, adapting and responding to significant challenges such as COVID-19, by anticipating scrutiny and managing risk exposures. 

Find out how the health team at MinterEllison can help you advance your efforts, manage risk and unlock opportunities.

Digital Health Launchpad

Questions to ask when commencing a digital health transformation.


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Australian Unity

Advising on the redevelopment of the site of the former children's hospital at Herston in Brisbane, to create a health precinct that will include two hospitals, mixed commercial development, residential accommodation, retail activation and public realm. The site is one of the most high-profile development opportunities in southeast Queensland and has been recognised with Public Private Partnership awards for ‘Best Social Infrastructure Project’ and ‘Best Financial Structure'. MinterEllison has assisted throughout the life of this project, from initial expression or interest to finalisation of agreements, and has provided detailed structuring advice for the development, including on tenure, taxation, financing and planning issues.

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Ramsay Health Care

Advising on various matters including: negotiating and advising on certain Private Hospital Funding Agreements (COVID 19), Hospital Provider Purchaser Agreements and related provisions under the Private Health Insurance Act, Pharmacy franchise structure and related contracts, public patient service agreements between Ramsay Health Care and a variety of State health departments or local health services, general privacy matters, commercial contracts (including procurement contracts and various consultancy arrangements) and differing Joint Venture structures within the private health sector.

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Victorian Department of Health, Bendigo Health and Melbourne Health

Advised the Victorian Department of Health on the procurement of technology infrastructure for the redevelopment of the Box Hill Hospital; Bendigo Health on the procurement of an electronic medical records system; and Melbourne Health on a number of ICT procurement projects, including the outsourced development and operation of specialised patient information and related systems for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Provision of a team of lawyers available 24/7 to support DHHS with urgent requirements for drafting of directions, drafting of guidance relating to directions and associated general COVID-19-related urgent advice. This includes the provision of urgent legal advice on a variety of topics, including the health, disability and aged care sectors, as well as supporting the work of other key Victorian Government departments.

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Queensland Health

Advised on complex sourcing, program establishments and delivery assurance. This includes requirements elicitation, strategic sourcing, negotiation and QITC contracting support. We have also established a multi-year state-wide technology program, including governance, program leadership, PMO, procurement, business analysis and delivery roles

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Vitaco Holdings Limited

Advised on the $300 million initial public offering and associated listing on ASX (and subsequent $330 million take-private by way of scheme of arrangement).


Knowledge and expertise

We have a deep understanding of the sectors across healthcare, and importantly, how they interact and impact each other. This knowledge and experience allows us to provide comprehensive advice that considers both sector nuances and system-wide issues.

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