Australia Pacific LNG has engaged Aspen Medical to provide comprehensive field medical services to the Australia Pacific LNG project and existing Origin coal seam gas (CSG) operations sites.
The move reflects Australia Pacific LNG’s focus on safety, and helps ensure that the project is not an additional burden on local public health infrastructure.
Aspen’s Managing Director Glenn Keys, said this contract builds on Aspen’s reputation for providing the resource sector with tailored healthcare solutions in remote and challenging environments. “Aspen will draw on our operational experience to provide the highest quality medical care and medical personnel on this project and existing Origin CSG operational sites”
On behalf of Australia Pacific LNG, Origin manages a highly mobile workforce engaged in a range of upstream CSG operations and pipeline construction activities, often in remote locations. Aspen Medical Director Dr James Ross said “This project demonstrates Aspen’s flexibility in crafting the most appropriate medical solutions to suit the requirements of our customers”.
With the number of workers engaged on the upstream components of the Australia Pacific LNG project expected to peak at 4,000, the Field Medical Services will provide medical care, proactive health programs and first line emergency response as required.
The Australia Pacific LNG project is an incorporated joint venture between Origin, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, which will transport CSG from central south west Queensland via a new 530km pipeline to a two-train LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.
Field Medical Services provided by Aspen Medical include medical centres at the Condabri and Reedy Creek workers camps, and satellite paramedic facilities at Condabri, Orana, Talinga, Reedy Creek, Combabula, and Spring Gully.
The medical centres will be permanently staffed by doctors, occupational nurses and administration staff while the satellite centres have highly trained paramedics on 24 hour call. The medical centres feature pharmaceutical prescription services, state of the art telemedicine video links to health specialists, and computer-based medical record management systems.
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