Gallagher Bassett (GB) has been appointed as the exclusive provider to create and manage a health and wellbeing program (HWBP) for the Tasmanian Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM) and Ambulance Tasmania, with the contract finalised June 7.
“GB is honoured to be named as the sole provider of a health and well-being program to all emergency services professionals in Tasmania. GB is a trusted partner to emergency service organisations around Australia and we’re thrilled to be expanding this through our new partnership with the Tasmanian Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management and Ambulance Tasmania” said GB-Australia Chief Executive Officer John McNamara, expressing his delight with the announcement.
GB’s bespoke offering to DPFEM includes the following components:
- Implementation and transition including building a bespoke HWBP launchpad for all emergency services personnel in Tasmania to access tips, hints, tools, education and health checks.
A dedicated Operational Manager and Account Manager to implement and manage the program for the term of the contract.
- Services including online physical HWBP screens, online mental HWB screens, online cancer and lung capacity screens and multiple health clinics across the state throughout the year.
- Online and workshop education programs.
“The program promotes and supports individuals to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing across the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management and Ambulance Tasmania. We have designed the new service to support both our employed and volunteer emergency responders,” said Michael Ferguson, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management.
GB intends to employ Tasmanians as part of the team and will partner with Rehab Management, a national workplace rehabilitation provider with offices in Tasmania.
“We are investing in the growth of our proactive and preventative Health and Wellbeing Program with a $6 million investment that supports our emergency services personnel across the services,” said Michael Ferguson, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management when discussing the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian emergency responders.
Simon Wilson, General Manager – Consulting Services for Australia, will be leading the implementation for GB.