Ansell, a provider of medical gloves, has signed a three year purchasing agreement with an Australia-based private hospital, Ramsay Health Care.

Under the agreement, Ansell will supply its surgical gloves and healthcare safety solutions to all hospitals and day surgery facilities which Ramsay operates across Australia, UK, France and Indonesia.

Ramsay Health Care group procurement manager Bill Porter said Ansell is the first company to recognize the company’s global footprint and the potential to grow business as it expands into other markets.

"This new agreement initially provides best in market pricing in any country Ramsay operates in, and will ultimately lead to a Global parity pricing structure across the Group where all Ramsay hospitals will pay a regionally competitive price no matter what country they are in," Porter added.

Ansell medical solutions global business president and general manager Anthony Lopez said, "We are pleased to continue our long standing partnership with Ramsay, and consider the agreement a terrific opportunity to showcase Ansell’s ability to leverage its product leadership and global operational capacity to serve the needs of global customers in multiple healthcare segments."