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Aspen Medical Awarded Ebola Contract

1st State would like to congratulate our client Aspen Medical on being awarded the federal government contract to staff a 100 bed British-built Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, until mid-2015.


1st State would like to congratulate our client Aspen Medical on being awarded the federal government contract to staff a 100 bed British-built Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, until mid-2015.

Canberra-based Aspen previously set up a clinic in Liberia several months before the Ebola outbreak with their staff working to provide care to treat non-Ebola related conditions as the nation's healthcare system struggled.

Aspen was also contracted by the Australian government in 2010 to assist in the emergency response to a Cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea where they worked with the World Health Organisation.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Health Minister Peter Dutton MP acknowledged the credentials of Aspen Medical and welcomed their heading the government's humanitarian response to the growing crisis. The Health Minister stating that "the use of Aspen Medical provides an efficient and effective response to the situation in Sierra Leone and draws on valuable Australian expertise."

1st state looks forward to continuing their work with Aspen Medical and wishes them all the best as they work to combat this crisis in West Africa

Nov 26, 2014