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Type Private
Industry Health
Founded 1985
Headquarters 312 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Key people Robert Cooke, Managing Director and Executive Chairman

Healthscope is one of Australia’s leading private healthcare services providers operating private hospitals, Australian pathology and medical centres, and international pathology.

Healthscope is based in Melbourne, Australia, and has operations in all Australian states and territories as well as internationally, in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Healthscope employs over 19,500 people.

Healthscope operates through three divisions:

• the operation of private hospitals in Australia

• the provision of pathology testing services and the operation of medical centres in Australia

• the provision of pathology testing services internationally.


Healthscope has operated private hospitals since 1985 and is one of Australia’s largest private hospital operators with a portfolio of 44 private hospitals nationwide. Hospitals represent Healthscope’s largest operating division and employ approximately 13,700 employees.

Healthscope’s private hospital portfolio comprises 30 owned hospitals, 11 leased hospitals and 3 hospitals managed on behalf of the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA).

Healthscope hospitals are concentrated in large metropolitan centres in every Australian state and territory. The portfolio includes large high acuity hospitals, with six co-located with large public teaching hospitals.

Australian Pathology[edit]

Healthscope’s Australian pathology business comprises a network of collection centres, NATA accredited laboratories, medical centres and specialist skin cancer clinics and employs approximately 3,400 people.

Healthscope entered the pathology industry in December 2004 following the acquisition of the Gribbles Pathology Group. As at February 2013, Healthscope’s Australian pathology business comprised over 550 collection centres and 70 NATA accredited laboratories.

Healthscope’s Australian pathology business provides a comprehensive range of services across all disciplines including anatomical pathology, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and molecular pathology. In 2012, Healthscope’s Australian pathology division performed over 5 million patient episodes.

International Pathology[edit]

The International Pathology division operates in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Initial international operations were acquired as part of the Gribbles Pathology Group acquisition in 2004, and these operations have since developed through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. The International Pathology division employs approximately 2,400 people.

Medical centres and specialist skin cancer clinics[edit]

As at February 2013, Healthscope owned and operated 45 medical centres and 13 specialist skin cancer clinics around Australia, providing serviced medical centres to over 420 general practitioners.

History of Healthscope[edit]

Healthscope Limited was formed in 1985 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 1994. In October 2010, Healthscope Limited was acquired by a consortium comprising funds advised and managed by The Carlyle Group and TPG and was subsequently de-listed from the ASX.

Since 1994, Healthscope has significantly expanded the scale and scope of its operations both organically and by acquisition. Over this time, Healthscope has increased its hospitals portfolio from 3 hospitals to 44 hospitals, as well as entering the pathology and medical centres markets.


Healthscope’s senior management team is led by Executive Chairman and Managing Director Robert Cooke, who has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry both in Australia and overseas.

Robert has held senior leadership roles in a number of leading Australian healthcare services providers including as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Symbion Health and Managing Director of Affinity Health.

Robert is supported by a high quality management team, who on average have approximately 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry.


Healthscope was a public company whose stock was traded on the Australian Stock Exchange under the stock code HSP. Healthscope was acquired by The Carlyle Group in 2010.

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