Transcript: A video case study on Royal District Nursing Service

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>>Dan Woods: My name is Dan Woods. I’m the Executive General Manager, Brand and Business Development at RDNS.

RDNS is one of the largest and oldest providers of home nursing and home healthcare in Australia. In recent years we’ve grown substantially and we’re now providing care across the continuum throughout Australia and a large part of Asia Pacific.

There’s a very real market in aged care over in China, and that’s going to facilitate the ability for – particularly Australian companies such as ours to be able to move more freely and to be able to provide substantive and long-term solutions to China.

The free trade agreement is a fantastic way of opening up that market. We’re fortunate to have legitimate partnerships and ventures in China now.

There’s no doubt as those ventures continue to grow and as we capitalise on the ground that we’ve already set, that we are going to have to employ more people to do that – just to attend to the business to the degree that we want it to.

It’s absolutely foreseeable that we’ll be establishing new premises and new facilities over there, based on what we bring to that market, which is across the spectrum of aged care services, whether it be in education, facilities management, project design and operation.

We have an opportunity, probably even a responsibility, to share the experience that we’ve had in this country and to take that to our Asian counterparts, and to deliver to them real solutions, sustainable solutions, and to do that in a way that’s commensurate with their values.

What the FTA does is now give us that lovely sort of formalised canvas with which to paint that picture. The FTA really delivers a lovely structure in which to do business and hopefully on which to be very successful for ourselves and also to deliver, you know, sustainable solutions for the Chinese.

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