Aspen Medical Signs Up to Support Reservists
Aspen Medical has become the first private medical organisation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), in support of Reservists across all of its Australian operations.
Aspen Medical has a long association with the ADF. We provide On-Base Health Services to the ADF across 52 bases in Australia and we deliver the ‘Care of Battle Casualty’ first aid training course to all ADF personnel deploying to the Middle East. We have provided healthcare support to the ADF in Solomon Islands for a decade and have also worked side-by-side with the ADF in Timor-Leste.
Deputy Head Cadet - Reserve and Employer Support Division, Commodore Robert Morrison, and Aspen Medical's Executive Chairman , Glenn Keys AO, signed the MOU. Commodore Morrison said Reservist health professionals provided Defence with a significant capability. “The vast majority of Defence’s health professionals are Reservists. As such, it is critical to ensure we have a solid relationship with private and public sector organisations that employ them in a civilian capacity,” he said.
Glenn Keys said Aspen Medical valued the unique contribution Reservists brought to Aspen Medical.
"Our support of the Australian Defence Force is something that we are proud of and is attractive to many of our team. Aspen Medical sees this agreement with the ADF as another sign of our commitment and support of Defence at every level of Aspen Medical; be it delivery of services on-base, in operational zones or providing training in the Middle East."
Aspen Medical was presented a Defence Reserves Support Council Employer Support Award in June 2012.