Decision to list medical devices supplied by Paragon Care Group New Zealand Limited

Hospital devices Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of listing agreements for the supply of medical devices to DHBs.

What we’re doing

We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Paragon Care Group New Zealand Limited (Paragon Care) for the supply of:

In summary this will result in:

  • A range of medical devices from Paragon Care being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2022 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”); and
  • DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of the medical devices as the Agreement is not for sole supply.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 26 November 2021.

No changes have been made to the proposal following consultation.

Who we think will be most interested

  • DHB staff including but not limited to:
    • Surgeons
    • Perioperative staff
    • ICU, emergency, and critical care staff
    • Anaesthetists
    • Nurses
    • Surgical and general ward staff
    • Clinical engineers and maintenance services
    • Sterile services personnel
    • Infection control staff
    • Procurement and supply chain personnel
  • Suppliers and wholesalers

Details about this decision

Pharmac has previously issued Request for Proposals (“RFPs”) for:

The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

Pharmac has been working with suppliers to seek provisional agreements and this is the latest proposal to arise from those processes.

DHBs can continue to choose which infusion devices they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase these products from Paragon Care must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the Pharmac Agreement from 1 March 2022.

The list of products will be available on Pharmac’s website from 1 March 2022, in both PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats.

Our response to what you told us

We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation.

All consultation responses received by the closing dates were considered in their entirety in making the decision to list medical devices supplied by Paragon Care.

A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback are set out below:



Request from DHB clinical engineering staff that various factors are included/accounted for in the agreement terms.

Noted. The recommendations previously received from DHB clinical engineering staff have been considered during development of this agreement.

Support for the listing proposal as it is not for sole supply.


If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.