Decision to list medical devices supplied by Cardinal Health and Jackson Allison
We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement for the supply of medical devices to DHBs.
What we’re doing
We are pleased to announce the approval of two listing agreements with:
- Cardinal Health Australia 503 Pty Ltd (“Cardinal Health”); and
- Jackson Allison Medical & Surgical Limited (“Jackson Allison”)
In summary this will result in:
- listing of electrocardiogram equipment and accessories supplied by Cardinal Health and Jackson Allison in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 September 2022;
- listing of patient assessment, monitoring and treatment equipment and consumables (“patient monitoring”) supplied by Jackson Allison in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 September 2022;
- national agreements with Cardinal Health and Jackson Allison for the above-mentioned categories that all Te Whatu Ora Hospitals may purchase under (“Agreements”); and
- Te Whatu Ora Hospitals being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of electrocardiogram and patient monitoring products as this agreement is not for sole supply.
Any changes to the original proposals?
This decision was subject to consultation letters:
There have been no changes to the agreement since consultation.
Who we think will be most interested
- Te Whatu Ora Hospital staff including but not limited to:
- Clinical Engineers and Maintenance Services
- Clinical Product Evaluators
- Cardiac Physiologists and Perfusionists
- Maternity Care Specialists
- Wards and outpatient clinics
- Patient Monitoring
- Procurement Officers and Supply Chain Personnel
- Suppliers and wholesalers
Details about this decision
Pharmac has previously released the following processes for non-exclusive, national agreements and listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule:
- Registration of Interest (“ROI”) for the supply of electrocardiogram equipment and accessories, released in June 2021
- Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for the supply of multi-category patient assessment, monitoring and treatment equipment and consumables, released in October 2018
The ROI was undertaken to transfer the responsibility for management of electrocardiogram equipment and accessories from New Zealand Health Partnerships to Pharmac.
Pharmac has been working with suppliers who responded to the processes to seek provisional agreements. These are the first two agreements to arise out of the electrocardiogram equipment and accessories process. We are continuing to negotiate contracts with other suppliers across both categories.
Te Whatu Ora Hospitals can continue to choose which electrocardiogram equipment and accessories and patient monitoring medical devices they procure, including those from other suppliers. Te Whatu Ora Hospitals that procure these medical devices from Cardinal Health and Jackson Allison must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the agreement from 1 September 2022.
Our response to what you told us
We appreciate the time people took to respond to the consultations.
All consultation responses received were considered in their entirety in making the decision to list medical devices supplied by Cardinal Health and Jackson Allison.
A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback are set out below:
No technical or resource impacts anticipated as a result of the proposal.
If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.