GEO Healthcare is a subsidiary of The GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd – a private operator of correctional centres and healthcare services in Australia for 30 years.
Our professional multi-disciplinary team adopts a person-centred and trauma-informed approach in the delivery of healthcare – understanding that many people in prison have complex mental and physical health conditions that require a tailored approach to best manage their specific needs.
All healthcare services delivered by GEO Healthcare staff are designed to be inclusive, culturally sensitive and contribute to the wellbeing and better health outcomes of men in prison.
Our range of services:
- primary healthcare
- primary mental healthcare
- chronic healthcare management
- alcohol and other drugs programs and treatment
- health promotion
- population health
- hepatitis screening and treatment
- allied health
- referrals to specialist health services
- healthcare release planning
- post-release support.
Our Mission and Values
To provide quality primary healthcare services that meet the diverse needs of people in our care to a standard equivalent to what can be accessed in the community.
We recognise the impact of trauma in people’s lives and provide a person-centred approach for the people in our care.
We embrace the diversity of people in our care and provide services to meet their needs.
We take responsibility for our actions and deliver what we promise.
We value the contribution of all staff and stakeholders and work collaboratively to deliver quality services.
We aim to achieve the best possible health outcomes and continually improve what we do.
GEO Healthcare Board
Pieter has over 15 years’ correctional experience as the Managing Director of The GEO Group Australia and manages the contracts of three prisons across Australia.
Kim is responsible for ensuring effective governance for The GEO Group Australia’s operations, including contract compliance and performance against each of its contracts. Kim also has oversight of the work of the Office of Professional Integrity and leads the workplace health and safety portfolio.
Dr Frank Thorn
As Commercial Director of The GEO Group Australia, Frank is responsible for the human resources, administrative and financial functions, including statutory reporting, budgeting, company secretarial, information technology and payroll.
Dr Fiona Murphy
BA (Honours), DPsych (Forensic)
As The GEO Group Australia’s National Director, Rehabilitation and Reintegration, Fiona is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and evaluation of GEO’s Continuum of Care model. She ensures all GEO programs and services are evidence-based and align with best practice, contribute to enhanced community reintegration outcomes and a reduction in recidivism.
David Grace PSM
RN, Dip Ap Sc (Nursing), BA Hlth Sc (Nursing), MNurs (Hons).
David Grace PSM is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. He has a strong interest in optimising the health of disadvantaged groups in the community through providing exemplary leadership within healthcare organisations. During his career David has held positions as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator, Director of Nursing, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive at public health services within New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
David was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2000 by the Governor-General on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for outstanding public service to community health through hospital administration.
David first joined The GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd (GEO) in 2017 to commission health services at Ravenhall Correctional Centre. He was promoted to GEO’s National Director Health Services in 2019. In 2022, David was part of the team that developed GEO’s successful submission for the provision of Health Services in Victoria’s men’s public prisons resulting in the creation of GEO Healthcare.
Dr Shabaz Hussain
Director Of Medical Services
MBBS (London) BSc (Hons) DRCOG DCH DFSRH AICSM PGCMDE MRCGP (UK) FRACGP (Australia)
Dr Shabaz Hussain has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry in the UK and Australia having worked in the ACT, NSW and Victoria in Aboriginal Health, Private Practice, Prison Services and the Australian Defence Force. He has a strong interest in delivering culturally safe and holistic healthcare for all individuals, families and communities.
Dr Shabaz is responsible for and leads the provision of medical and dental services as well as oversight of contracted allied health and diagnostic services.
He is passionate and driven to ensure the delivery of healthcare is improved to disadvantaged groups in the community to maintain and improve their mental, physical, social and psychological health and wellbeing.
Director Clinical Services
With more than 20 years experience in the health industry, Rory Maguire is a senior leader in the prison health sector.
He is a Registered Nurse, having worked first as a clinician, he has held senior management and executive roles in Prison Health Services in NSW, the ACT and Victoria.
Rory has extensive experience managing and providing leadership in the effective delivery of high quality health services to people in contact with the criminal justice system including Primary Health and both generalist and Forensic Mental Health Services.
Rory has held appointments on the ACT Board of the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and has worked with statutory oversight agencies reviewing the delivery of health services to adults and young people in custody.
Director, People and Culture
BBSc (Psychology), MBA, MHRM
Heidi is an experienced People and Culture professional with over 25 years in human resources management, including 17 years in senior leadership positions. Having led people and culture functions across a range of organizations and industries, including telecommunications, energy and health sectors.
Heidi enjoys working in organisations that contribute to the community and has built her career on effectively turning strategy into action and transforming organisations and their cultures.
Passionate about building workplaces where people love to work, Heidi has joined our senior leadership team to ensure GEO Healthcare is an organisation where its people are valued and engaged, whilst providing excellence in healthcare to our clients in a correctional setting.
Director Safety and Quality
RN, Dip Ap (Nursing), BA Hlth Sc (Nursing) Post Grad Cert Crit Care.
Diane has worked as a Registered Nurse, academic, manager and executive within Governance, Safety, Quality, Risk and Innovation within her 35 years of healthcare experience.
Diane is passionate about ensuring excellence in healthcare for all individuals, families and communities she serves.
Diane has joined the senior leadership team to ensure the services are safe, compliant and best practice to meet legislative, contractual and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. She is driven to ensure the delivery of healthcare is improved to people in prisons so they have access to quality services to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing.
Custodial Health Services: Be part of the solution!
Enjoy a rewarding and diverse career and help us to make a positive difference.
Correctional centres are a unique work environment where each day is different and where you can make a difference.
GEO Healthcare’s Values of Understanding, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork and Excellence are a reflection of our underlying philosophy for the provision of primary healthcare services delivered in Victoria’s public prisons.
Our team members have diverse backgrounds and share a commitment to provide the best possible health services to those in our care.
We offer a safe, dynamic and multidisciplinary workplace where team members provide quality health services in an autonomous and supportive environment.