Southern Cross Hospitals Ltd has completed the purchase of a 50 per cent share in nationwide workplace health service
provider MedPro Healthcare. The move is part of the business’ strategy to broaden its offering into illness prevention
and early health and wellbeing intervention.
MedPro CEO Bella Winter sees the purchase as a positive step for clients. “MedPro is stronger for partnering with such a
trusted New Zealand brand,” she says. “This partnership positions us for growth and development in the future, while
enabling us to provide our clients with the same high quality, professional services for which MedPro is known.”
Southern Cross Hospitals CEO Terry Moore says Auckland-based MedPro was a logical partner when the company looked at
expanding to workplace-based healthcare services. “MedPro has an excellent reputation and is a brand trusted by many
employers throughout the country,” he says. “Together we will seek to enhance and expand the workplace health services
MedPro already provides.”
This is the second acquisition in Southern Cross Hospitals’ strategy to broaden its offering. Two years ago the business
purchased a 50 per cent share of high quality physiotherapy and rehabilitation provider TBI Health. TBI’s services are
provided in private hospitals, to DHBs, ACC patients and in residential care homes and workplaces.