Patient assessment, monitoring and treatment devices

Pharmac is undertaking national contracting for the supply of patient assessment, monitoring and treatment devices purchased by Health NZ | Te Whatu Ora for use in hospitals or in the community across New Zealand.

Contracts will continue to be added to the list below as Pharmac consults on provisional agreements and completes the supplier negotiation process.

Consultation:  Proposal to list medical devices supplied by Paragon Care Group New Zealand Limited(external link) Closes: 7 June 2024

Included within the scope of patient assessment, monitoring and treatment devices

Audiology equipment and consumables

  • Audiometers
  • Tympanometers
  • Other hearing and middle ear assessment devices
  • Hearing aid fitting, testing and repair devices and materials
  • Accessories and parts

ENT equipment and consumables

  • Otoscopes
  • Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope kits
  • Nasolaryngoscopes
  • Stroboscopes
  • Light sources
  • Throat illuminators
  • Accessories and parts
  • Nasal splints
  • Epistaxis devices
  • ENT dressings and minor procedure packs
  • ENT irrigation devices
  • Ear tips
  • ENT suction devices
  • Single use tongue depressors

Opthalmology equipment and consumables

  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope kits
  • Biometry devices
  • Slit lamps
  • Phoropters
  • Eye cameras (eg retinal camera)
  • Projection devices
  • Retinoscopes
  • Keratoscopes
  • Eye ultrasounds
  • Tonometers
  • Synoptophores
  • Ophthalmometers
  • Visual field testing devices
  • Eye lasers
  • Phacoemulsification machines
  • Light sources
  • Accessories and parts
  • Ocular injection devices
  • Eye dressings and minor procedure packs
  • Eye irrigation devices (eg eye baths)
  • Cataract management devices (eg dark glasses)
  • Eye prostheses
  • Vision testing and correction products (eg eye charts, contact lenses, occluders, lensmeters)

Neurosciences equipment and consumables

  • Electromyographs
  • Electroencephalographs
  • Neurostimulators
  • Electrotherapy devices
  • Nerve conduction study devices
  • Accessories and parts
  • Sensory testing devices
  • Electroconvulsive therapy devices
  • Psycho-diagnostic test kits

Urology equipment and consumables

  • Urodynamic machines
  • Urodynamic catheters and bags
  • Bladder scanners
  • Accessories and parts

Doppler and Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) equipment and consumables

  • Foetal dopplers
  • Vascular dopplers
  • Systolic BP dopplers
  • ABI devices
  • Accessories and parts

Medical measurement and scales equipment and consumables

  • Height rulers
  • Goniometers
  • Medical measurement kits
  • Tape measures
  • Radio-opaque tapes and rulers
  • Skin fold callipers
  • Baby measuring boards/rods
  • Scales (sling/chair/bed/standing/ wheelchair/baby)
  • Accessories and parts

Monitoring equipment and consumables

  • Non-invasive BP monitors
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Ambulatory (worn) BP monitors
  • Multiparameter monitors (eg. BP, pulse oximeter, HR)
  • Accessories and parts

Rectal and gastrointestinal equipment and consumables

  • Rigid endoscopes (proctoscopes, sigmoidoscopies, anoscopes)
  • GI manometry devices
  • Nasogastric/duodenal drainage tubes
  • Enema devices
  • Rectal tubes
  • Anal dilators
  • Accessories and parts

Examination microscopes and magnification equipment and consumables

  • Head mounted microscopes
  • Skin surface microscopes
  • Fixed/portable microscopes
  • Magnification devices
  • Accessories and parts

Examination and treatment chairs and tables

  • Treatment chairs
  • Examination and treatment tables
  • Clinician stools
  • Accessories and parts


  • Acoustic stethoscopes
  • Electronic stethoscopes
  • Stethoscope kits
  • Specialised stethoscopes
  • Accessories and parts

Sleep assessment and apnoea monitoring equipment and consumables

  • Polysomnography systems
  • Apnoea monitors (all ages)
  • Accessories and parts

Cryotherapy equipment and consumables

  • Cryotherapy guns
  • Cryotherapy pens
  • Accessories and parts

Hand-held lighting

  • Examination penlights
  • Examination torches
  • Vein finders
  • Accessories and parts

List of contracted products

Search the Schedule addendum [PDF, 14 MB] for "patient monitoring".

Search the Schedule spreadsheet [XLSX, 15 MB] for "patient monitoring".

Suppliers under Pharmac national contract

Connected Healthcare Systems Limited

Jackson Allison Medical & Surgical Limited

Paragon Care Group New Zealand Limited

Pro-Med Technologies Limited


The contracts above are as a result of the RFP released in October 2018.

RFP - supply of multi-category patient assessment, monitoring and treatment equipment and consumables

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