Decision to list medical devices supplied by Cardinal Health Australia 503 Pty Ltd

Hospital devices Decision

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 are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Cardinal Health Australia 503 Pty Ltd (“Cardinal”) for the supply of:

In summary this will result in:

  • Feeding devices supplied by Cardinal being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2023 under a national agreement that all Te Whatu Ora hospitals may purchase under (“Agreement”); and

  • Te Whatu Ora hospitals will be able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of feeding devices as the Agreement is not for sole supply.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 10 October 2023.

No changes have been made to the proposal following consultation.

Who we think will be most interested

  • Te Whatu Ora staff including but not limited to:
    • Clinical engineers and maintenance services
    • Dietitians
    • Gastroenterologists
    • Geriatricians
    • ICU, emergency, and critical care staff
    • Nurses (both inpatient and community based)
    • Paediatricians
    • Procurement Officers and supply chain personnel
    • Surgeons
  • Suppliers and wholesalers

Details about this decision

In October 2018 Pharmac issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the supply of feeding devices and/or special foods delivered enterally or orally

The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

After completing the RFP evaluation processes, and consulting on the provisional agreement reached with Cardinal, Pharmac has decided to list Cardinal’s range of feeding devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2023.

Te Whatu Ora hospitals can continue to choose what feeding devices they purchase, including those from other suppliers. Te Whatu Ora hospitals that purchase products in this category from Cardinal must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the Agreement from 1 December 2023.

The list of products will be available on Pharmac’s website from 1 December 2023, in both PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats.

Our response to what you told us

We’re really grateful for the time people took to review the consultation on this proposal. No consultation feedback was received. 

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.