Decision to list medical devices supplied by Reynard Health Supplies Limited and Whiteley Corporation NZ Limited
We are pleased to announce the approval of listing agreements for the supply of medical devices to Te Whatu Ora hospitals.
What we’re doing
We're pleased to announce the proposal of listing agreements for the supply of medical devices to Te Whatu Ora Hospital supplied by Reynard Health Supplies Limited (“Reynard”) and Whiteley Corporation NZ Limited (“Whiteley”) in the following category
In summary this will result in:
- Reynard and Whiteley’s SDEAC medical devices being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 October 2023 under national agreements that all Te Whatu Ora hospitals may purchase under; and
- Te Whatu Ora hospitals being able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of medical devices from the above category as the agreement is not for sole supply.
Any changes to the original proposals?
This decision was subject to consultation letters:
Following the consultation feedback, disinfectant wipes were removed from Whiteley’s medical devices listing. Disinfectant wipes were not explicitly included in the sterilisation and decontamination equipment and associated consumables RFP.
Who we think will be most interested
- Equipment validation service providers
- Te Whatu Ora Staff including but not limited to:
- Sterile services department
- Infection control department
- Occupational health and safety department
- Procurement and supply chain department
- Facilities and support services department
- Biomedical engineers (potentially involved in the validation process / outsourced)
- Dental units
- Theatre staff
- General ward staff
- Professional bodies
- Sterile Services Association NZ
- Suppliers and wholesalers
Details about this decision
The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
After completing the evaluation processes, and consulting on the provisional agreements with Reynard and Whiteley, Pharmac has decided to list Reynard and Whiteley’s SDEAC devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 October 2023.
Te Whatu Ora hospitals can continue to choose which SDEAC medical devices they purchase, including those from other suppliers. Te Whatu Ora hospitals that purchase medical devices in this category must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the agreements from 1 October 2023.
Our response to what you told us
We’re really grateful for the time people took to respond to this consultation. A summary of the main themes raised in feedback, our responses to the feedback received, and changes we have made are detailed below:
Enquiry regarding the scope of the associated consumables within the sterilisation and decontamination equipment and associated consumables (SDEAC) RFP. The enquiry related specifically to disinfectant wipes and detergent and whether the future scope of work for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) would now capture these products.
The request for proposals for supply of sterilisation and decontamination equipment and associated consumables (SDEAC) captured the relevance of including cleaning solutions and specifically stated the inclusion of detergents in the scope work. However, disinfectant wipes were not explicitly included or excluded from SDEAC scope of work.
Disinfectant wipes were removed from the Whiteley’s agreement.
If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at email@example.com; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.